According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), adults are seeking orthodontic treatment in record numbers as more and more adults are realizing that they can benefit from improving the appearance and health of their smiles. Nowadays, wearing braces is not just viewed as a “kid’s thing” as adults of all ages are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons.
Dr. Weber is proud to offer a variety of options for adults searching for adult orthodontics. Some of the adults we see choose to wear conventional metal braces due to how much these braces have improved over the years. Today’s metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive than the metal braces used a few years ago. Others choose to wear clear ceramic braces.
The clear ceramic braces we offer are very popular among adults as these braces offer a low-profile way to straighten teeth. Ceramic braces are clear brackets, making these braces a great option for adults who don’t want to wear more visible braces like conventional stainless steel braces.
Invisalign – Designed with Adults in Mind
Many of the adults we see are choosing the innovative Invisalign System and for many good reasons! This treatment option consists of a series of clear, removable aligners that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move teeth. Because the aligners used with Invisalign are removable, they’re designed to be taken out when eating & drinking and when brushing & flossing the teeth. This means there are no food restrictions to worry about, nor is it a problem to maintain good oral hygiene during treatment.
When you’re wearing Invisalign, you just take the aligners out before you eat so you can enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about breaking wires or brackets or becoming embarrassed due to having food stuck in and around your appliances. Maintaining good oral hygiene is simple with Invisalign as you just take the aligners out before brushing & flossing and then pop them back in when done.
Invisalign is a highly convenient treatment option adults love as they don’t have to make any major adjustments as they improve their smiles. Plus when Invisalign is worn, most people don’t even notice due to the aligners being virtually invisible – hence the name Invisalign.
Without a doubt, now is a great time for adults to seek orthodontic treatment as there are more treatment options available to adults than ever before! If you would like to schedule an appointment with us to see which treatment option is right for you, please give us a call at (816) 746-1200 to set up an appointment time. Once Dr. Weber has provided you with a thorough examination, she will talk with you about your treatment options if she determines you could benefit from treatment. We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you to our orthodontic family!