Adult orthodontics or adult braces is used to help straighten teeth in both adults who have had orthodontics before and those that have not. There are many different options when it comes to braces, so finding what is right for you, including the right dentist, is very important.
Teenagers and children often see their braces as an accessory and are very involved in the colors used. Since the ligature ties (the colored part of braces) are changed out every four to six weeks, kids often find it fun to create patterns and really show off their individuality. Holidays, sports teams, you name it. There is a different color and pattern for it all. In fact, many kids these days want to keep their braces on longer and sometimes want them put back on.
As adults however, we want our teeth to be straight and done as quickly and as inconspicuously as possible. Braces are a means to an end. The results are the focus. We tolerate the process. Often times, we as adults will worry about what people might think or say. The reality is that often times friends, colleagues even spouses rarely notice! Clear braces for adults have advanced so far that the are virtually invisible and often times lack the rubber bands and head gear that makes us afraid in the first place.
When it comes to clear braces for adults there are 3 major options: