Orthodontic Options for Older Adults

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Braces are a type of orthodontics treatment that is most commonly associated with teens. However, young children and adults can also get braces. This type of treatment can improve your appearance by giving you the beautifully straight teeth you may have been dreaming about for years. The alignment of your teeth can also affect your speech, how you eat, your level of self-confidence and more. As an adult, you may be wondering what options are available to help you correct the positioning of your teeth, and braces are a common solution. However, there are several types of braces that may be right for older adults.

While traditional metal braces are one option to consider, Dr. Foley and his team in London Ontario can help you to learn more about the pros and cons of alternative treatment options. For example, a clear retainer-like device can be custom-made for your teeth. Few people will be able to tell this orthodontic device is in your mouth, and it is easy to clean. Another approach is to use clear plastic or ceramic brackets instead of metal brackets. This makes your braces less visible. These brackets tend to break more easily than metal brackets, but many adults prefer them. You can also talk to Dr. Foley about braces that are worn on the back side of your teeth. Metal brackets and wiring is run behind your teeth where they will not be seen.

As you can see, there are several great options to consider when you need or want to get braces as an adult. Braces do not have to be visibly obvious to others with some of the creative treatment options available. However, some treatments may not be ideal for all situations. Based on your unique treatment needs, your orthodontist can tell you which of these methods can be considered for you.

Living with crooked or misaligned teeth can be frustrating, and braces are an excellent solution to consider. Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Foley in London Ontario to learn more about your treatment options. This initial step can get you on your way to achieving the beautiful smile you are dreaming about.

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