Braces for Adults
Are you longing for a flawless smile but worried that it’s too late for braces? Fear not, as South Bay Dentistry brings you the best braces for adults in Gardena!
Our skilled orthodontists in Gardena understand the unique needs of adult patients and offer tailored solutions to achieve your dream smile.
Say goodbye to misaligned teeth and embrace the confidence that comes with a beautifully aligned set. Our state-of-the-art braces options cater to various preferences, from traditional braces to discreet alternatives like clear aligners.
At South Bay Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction throughout the journey to a stunning smile. Don’t let age hold you back; explore our exceptional braces for adults in Gardena and take the first step toward the smile you deserve. Schedule a consultation today!
Orthodontic braces were traditionally worn by teenagers, but there is now a trend for adults to wear them. In other words, orthodontic braces were originally designed for children who are still growing and developing. Today though, there has been an increase in adults wanting to straighten their teeth and correct the way their teeth bite together.
Orthodontic braces have drastically improved since their invention. They’re predictable, versatile, and incredibly successful at realigning teeth.
Braces work the same way regardless of age. However, treatment time can be reduced in people who are still experiencing jaw growth and have not been negatively impacted by gum disease.
In other words, an adult can also experience the same beautiful end results as a teenager, it may take longer for the adults to get the treatment done.
Can adults benefit from orthodontic braces?
Absolutely! Crooked or misaligned teeth can cause many issues that can be quite embarrassing and detrimental to one’s self-esteem and confidence. Aside from poor aesthetics, improperly aligned teeth can also cause difficulties with biting and chewing food and articulating clearly. Generally speaking, orthodontists agree that straight teeth tend to be healthier teeth.
Straight teeth offer several health & dental benefits such as:
- Rare tooth decay
- Fewer chances of developing periodontal disease
- Decreased likelihood of tooth injury
- Low rate of digestive disorders
Thankfully, dental braces have been modified and adapted to be more convenient for adults. There is now a wide range of fixed and removable dental devices available and each one is specific to the type of malocclusion (misalignment).
Before recommending braces or any orthodontic procedure, your orthodontist will thoroughly check for gum disease, excess plaque, and tooth decay.
What are the main types of orthodontic braces?
Traditional braces – This is a great way to straighten and fix your teeth without knowing that you’re wearing braces! Braces come in a variety of types, but the traditional wire-and-bracket braces are strong and tend not to stain the teeth. They are comprised of individual brackets which are cemented to each tooth, accompanied by an archwire that constantly applies gentle pressure.
Traditional braces are the most common and are generally metal. However, they are also available in clear and tooth-colored ceramics. They might be more comfortable than the metal alternative but can still become discolored by coffee, wine, smoking, or foods with a lot of sugar.
Invisalign® – Invisalign® aligners are clear trays and should be worn for the recommended time each day for the fastest results.
Invisalign® aligners are more comfortable and less obtrusive than traditional braces but also tend to be more expensive. Not all patients are candidates for Invisalign®, so be sure to consult a doctor before you go ahead.
Consult your nearby dentist to know whether you can wear Invisalign® aligners.
Lingual braces – Lingual braces are usually metal and sat on the tongue side of the teeth, so they cannot be seen when a patient smiles. However, these appliances can interfere with a person’s speech and make speaking difficult. They are moderately expensive and are recommended for patients that are not able to get their teeth straightened any other way.
If you have any questions about orthodontic braces, please contact our office.