If you're an adult thinking about straightening your smile our Surrey orthodontists have a range of effective, low profile treatment options to choose from. Here are some of the discreet orthodontic treatment options that our adult patients love.
Maintaining Your Professional Image
For many adults just the idea of wearing metal braces makes them feel self-conscious. Nonetheless, it's important to remember that braces are no different than any other medical treatment and there’s no shame in taking good care of your oral health!
Many adults would like to straighten their teeth but feel that wearing metal braces could make them appear unprofessional. Others misguidedly believe that orthodontic treatment is just for kids or teens. These concerns can leave adults feeling that braces just aren't for them.
But wait! Maintaining your polished professional image while straightening your teeth has never been easier! Thanks to a number of low-profile orthodontic treatment options available from our Surrey orthodontists, you can straighten your smile without the need for traditional braces.
Low Profile Orthodontic Treatments Suitable For Adult Smiles
If you're looking for a way to straighten your smile without bulky metal brackets and wires, there are a number of lower-profile treatment options you'll want to consider. These orthodontic treatments are often able to correct the same issues as traditional braces in a more discreet manner. Here are some of the options available from our Surrey orthodontists:
- Lingual braces are very similar to traditional metal braces, except that they are worn on the backs of your teeth instead of the front. Since this orthodontic treatment faces toward your tongue, they are harder for others to see. Lingual braces are a great choice for those who are concerned about damage to the front surfaces of their teeth, or who are worried about wearing braces that are obvious. Musicians who play wind instruments, adult professionals, and adults and teens who play contact sports are all ideal candidates for lingual braces.
- "Self-ligating" means that while these braces have a metal construction like traditional braces, and are placed in the fronts of your teeth, they are lower-profile and streamlined in appearance because there are no ties or elastics required. Using light, gentle forces, In-Ovation Braces help to make your journey to a straighter smile faster, more comfortable and more discreet!
- Translucent braces are also very similar to metal braces, except that they tooth-colored brackets (and in some cases, tooth-colored wires) instead of metal. The stain-resistant white ceramic brackets blend in with your teeth, so while they're not exactly transparent, they are less obvious to others than traditional metal braces.
- Invisalign uses clear, custom made, removable aligners to straighten teeth instead of the traditional brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you wear each set of aligners for about two weeks then switch to the next set in your series. Each Invisalign aligner has been designed to move your teeth in tiny, precise increments so that your series of aligners work together to move your teeth right where you want them. Invisalign aligners are made from thin clear plastic that, when worn, are difficult for others to see.