Braces are the most commonly used orthodontic appliance. They are extremely versatile, able to move the teeth in a variety of directions at once and treat many teeth at the same time. These devices rely on the use of brackets cemented or bonded to the tooth surfaces. Lingual braces (worn on the inside of teeth) are a popular option for adults as they are virtually undetectable to other people. It is common for lingual braces to take longer to treat. The Orthodontist scans a patient’s teeth so individual brackets can be custom made in a dental laboratory to fit each tooth.
May 30, · Wearing braces is a little different for adults. Since their teeth are no longer growing, they may need to wear braces longer than teens: from 18 months to three years. They may also need to wear a retainer permanently in order to keep the teeth from shifting back. If your employees are considering braces, have them consult a dentist. Adults decide to get braces for several reasons, which include: Crooked or misaligned teeth. Misaligned and uneven teeth can interfere with a healthy bite. Misalignment can lead to excessive tooth wear, gum disease, tooth decay, jaw problems, and chipped teeth.
Oct 30, · These braces are invisible, making them a pretty popular choice for adults. The braces can be made from a clear plastic, porcelain, or ceramic. When wearing them, it is nearly impossible for anyone to even notice them. May 29, · How long you'll need to wear braces depends on the type you get and what you're trying to fix. The length of time ranges from 12 to 44 months. "Adult teeth Author: Peter Jaret.
Apr 12, · Adults and braces Adults are embracing orthodontia like never before. A survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) showed that the rate of people over 18 with braces Author: Elizabeth Connor.