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Getting Braces as an Adult: What are My Options?

July 27, 2015

177000598If you missed the chance to have braces when you were a kid, then you are mistaken to think that as an adult the opportunity has passed. To the contrary, more adult Americans are getting braces later in life than ever before. The only question is what kind of orthodontics are best for you. Dr. Ryan Thomas of Highland Village Family Dentistry is a general dentist who performs complete orthodontics. So, when it comes to either dentistry or orthodontics, Highland Village, TX, counts on Dr. Thomas.

Adult braces can be used to correct a number of dental problems, whether they are cosmetic or detrimental to your bite. They include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Bite abnormalities, including either an overbite or an underbite
  • Problems with your jaw position
  • Jaw joint problems

In some instances, ignoring these problems can lead to a greater risk of cavities, gum, or periodontal, disease, ear pain, headaches, and chewing and speech problems. Therefore, having braces may not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but your overall oral health, as well.

Options for Orthodontics Flower Mound Will Smile About

Traditional metal braces are always a viable option for orthodontic patients of any age. Conventional metal braces necessitate attaching metal brackets and wires to your teeth. The braces are periodically adjusted in order to apply pressure to your teeth in such a way that they move into proper position. At Highland Village Family Dentistry, we use all-digital orthodontics. Using modern dental technology, wires are custom made just for you. With traditional orthodontics, the wires are pre-fabricated and the orthodontist chooses the one that best suits you. With digital orthodontics, however, you get more efficient treatment and better results because the wire are custom made for your particular orthodontic case.

Invisalign®

Clear acrylic aligners from Invisalign are custom-fitted, removable braces that are placed over your teeth. The major advantages are that aligners are almost invisible and are easier to clean than braces because they can be removed during eating. And while Dr. Thomas will want you to wear your Ivisalign clean plastic braces for the better part of the day every day, you can remove them for a special occasion.

Dr. Thomas works in conjunction with the Invisalign lab to develop a customized treatment plan. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, and then put on a new pair to further adjust your teeth. Most people need to wear their Invisalign braces for 12 to 24 months.

Call Our Office Today

If you’ve always want to have straight teeth, then now is the time. Don’t wait another minute when an attractive smile could be yours with the adult orthodontics Lewisville residents are confident will give them beautiful smiles. We happily serve Highland Village, TX, and the surrounding communities of Flower Mound, Corinth, Lewisville, Lake Dallas and beyond.

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