Adult Dental Braces: Everything You Need To Know

Adult Dental Braces: Everything You Need To Know

A Popular Treatment For All Ages

Across Ireland, more and more people are opting for adult dental braces. As modern dental technology continues to advance, so too does our ability to treat patients of all ages and backgrounds, meaning it’s never been easier to get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Quite often, crooked or misaligned teeth can lead to poor self-esteem and lack of confidence. However, difficulties such as chewing, biting and even speech may become more serious if left untreated. In general, straight teeth tend to mean healthy teeth!

Straight teeth offer a multitude of health and dental benefits such as:

  • A reduction in tooth decay
  • Less likely to suffer injury or chipping
  • Reduction in digestive disorders
  • Less likely to develop periodontal disease

Can anyone get adult dental braces?

We find that many of our patients did not get braces when they were a child, meaning that certain problems with their teeth and gums have developed over time. In other cases, it may simply be that they are unhappy with their smile or stopped wearing their retainers. Whatever the case may be, there is a solution for you. Absolutely anyone can get adult dental braces, with a wide range of treatment options available to suit your personal needs.

 

Will I feel any discomfort?

Naturally, the beginning of treatment will take a little getting used to. However, within a few days your mouth adjusts to the braces, meaning treatment is quite comfortable throughout. You may feel that your teeth are slightly loose when treatment begins. This is completely natural, as the gentle pressure we apply to carefully move your teeth into place stretch the ligaments that hold your teeth. There’s no need to worry, as this sensation quickly wears off once treatment is complete.

What options are available to me?

There are a wide range of options available to you when it comes to straightening your teeth. By booking a consultation with your dentist, we can suggest which treatment suits your personal needs best; from Invisalign treatment to traditional braces.

 

Six Month Braces

Six month braces are the ideal treatment for those who want dramatic results in the shortest possible time. The white wiring and clear brackets mean they are practically unnoticeable, unless viewed up close. Six month braces are by far our most popular treatment when it comes to adult dental braces, as they focus solely on the front teeth for the perfect, natural looking smile.

Traditional Braces

Traditional metal braces are still very popular among our patients due to their proven results.

Invisalign

Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move teeth into position. Because they are clear and removable, Invisalign is popular among those in the public eye.

Why not book your FREE consultation today and take your first steps to a better, healthier and natural looking smile by calling us on (01) 286 3787 or email us on info@thefriendlydentist.ie

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