Not everyone was granted the opportunity to receive braces in their teen years, or perhaps at the time, it didn’t appear that they needed them. It has become more and more common for adults to seek orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. Learn more about why the number of adults in the U.S. seeking orthodontic treatment has increased by a record 16 percent and why Yardley Orthodontics is the place for adult braces that Yardley residents trust.
Three Options for Adult Braces That Yardley Candidates Should Consider
As adults, we have a heightened sense of what can help us gain momentum in our self-confidence, careers and even relationships. For many, a straight smile can help us feel more empowered to move forward in areas that we may have previously felt held back in. While adults may fear it’s too late, or fear it’s too much of a time commitment to seek orthodontic treatment, the truth is quite the opposite. There has never been a better time to pursue options for adult braces.
At Yardley Orthodontics, we offer three main teeth straightening options for adults, including:
- Traditional Braces
Metal or tooth-colored braces are placed on the front of the teeth, connected by wires. It may take anywhere from one to three years for treatment to be completed.
- Many adults opt for Invisalign orthodontic treatment since, unlike traditional braces, there are no metal brackets or wires to deal with. Teeth are straightened by the use of clear aligners that are customized specifically for you. Every two to three weeks, aligners are swapped for a new set as the teeth begin to shift. Since the aligners can be removed to eat and clean, patients brush and floss like normal and don’t have to change their diet.
- This has become a fast favorite of adult orthodontic patients, as lingual braces placed on the inside of the teeth are not visible from the outside. Unless you’re an orthodontist, you can’t see them! For busy adults who don’t have time to remove, clean and monitor the use of aligner trays, Incognito is the way to go! And our very own Dr. Riesenberger happens to be an exclusive Incognito provider.
Although every individual case varies, generally Invisalign and Incognito will require less time than traditional braces for full treatment to take place.
Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right for You?
The best way to determine what variety of adult braces our Yardley patients choose is through a consultation. During your exam, Dr. Riesenberger will go over each option in great detail, while also listening to your specific goals and answering any questions you might have.
Now can be your time to strive toward the smile you’ve always wanted! Our friendly, professional and experienced staff are here to help you in any way we can. Click here to get started, or give us a call anytime: 215-968-5471.