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Adults Now Have More Choices In Oral Brace Options

October 1, 2015

Although children are often noted to be the ones who are treated with braces in preparation for their adult life, adults do have plenty of more options now-a-days because of our growing medical technology. For adults who may have foregone braces as a child, whether it was due to financial situations or parents who chose to opt out of the treatments, now have the ability to choose from many innovative options that are more comfortable and more affordable than what may have been available to them during their childhood. For adults who are looking for adult braces in Greenville SC, there are five options to choose from including: traditional metal braces, braces just for minor imperfections, and even braces that are invisible.

Would You Like Invisible, and Adjustment, or Traditional?

Traditional metal braces are still a common brace and are a popular option with their increased comfort. They are made out of stainless steel, and use metal brackets and arch-wires to straighten your teeth. With metal braces, you do have the option to put on colourful elastic bands so you can create a unique smile, but do note that these braces are much smaller than they used to be a decade or so ago.

If traditional metal braces are not for you, than you opt for ceramic braces or Invisalign as these both cater towards those who either don’t want their braces to be seen, or want to minimize how they look. The ceramic braces use translucent materials so they are not very prominent on the teeth. The Invisalign on the other hand uses invisible, and removable aligners rather than actual braces that go on your teeth. They can be taken out when you eat and drink, and are easy to floss and brush over. What makes these popular is that you can watch how your teeth move and you only need to be in the doctor’s office once every six weeks.

If you are looking for a quicker treatment plan than the last two are for you. The Damon Clear braces use a sliding-door technology called ‘self-litigation’ that allows the wires within the braces brackets to slide back and forth. There is no elastic or ties used within the brackets so there are less adjustments made which makes for a faster treatment time. The Simpli5 aligners are designed to take adults with minor imperfections, and create a straight set of teeth within six weeks, with the longest treatment being under five months.

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