Orthodontics | What’s Available for Patients Seeking Adult Braces

Smiling Man in Adult Braces | Orthodontics | Southlake, TX

Adult Braces

In last week’s post, Orthodontics | Why More and More People Are Choosing Adult Braces, we discussed the growing numbers of adults who are seeking orthodontic correction as well as the “whys” behind those decisions.

These days there are many orthodontic correction opportunities available.  Whether it be traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or veneers, there is a treatment option for every adult committed to achieving a healthier smile no matter their lifestyle.

Traditional Braces

Lighter, Smaller, and More Comfortable Than Ever

Traditional metal braces are still the go-to for teeth that are moderate to severely crooked and a misaligned bite.  However, because of increasing dental technology, brackets are lighter, smaller, and more comfortable than ever before.  The braces wear-time has also decreased making metal braces the best and quickest option for an adult who would like to correct their bite and teeth.  For adults who prefer a less visible option, there are clear braces.


A Transparent Alternative to Traditional Metal Braces

Invisalign was created for the customer who desires orthodontic correction without the look or feel of traditional braces.  It is most effectively used on teeth that are already fairly even and a bite that is aligned.  Invisalign is made up of a series of clear, plastic aligners that are adjusted as teeth move and shift.  Each series of aligners is worn for two or more weeks and gradually moves the teeth into proper position.  This can last anywhere from a few months to one and a half years.


The Quick Fix for Minor Dental Issues

Veneers have been dubbed “The quick fix” and are available to adults who want more instant results.  These are a good option for those who have a straight bite and fairly straight teeth yet still want to improve the appearance of their smile because of broken, chipped, minor tooth spacing, or severely stained teeth. Thin, porcelain shells are bonded to the front of the teeth, masking the issue and revealing a brilliant, uniform set of teeth.

Orthodontic Options in Southlake, TX

Make an Orthodontic Appointment Today

Whatever your lifestyle, whatever the condition your teeth are in, there is an option for you.  Never before have there been so many orthodontic correction opportunities available to adults, and never before have so many made the commitment to embrace a happier, healthier, more radiant smile.  This is your day, this is your smile.

Would you like to learn more about which orthodontic option is the best form of correction for you?  Make an orthodontic appointment with Lake Cities Dental today!

Contact Lake Cities Dental for more information about Family Dentistry and Orthodontics in the Southlake, TX area. (817) 410-7373.