The ideal time to carry out orthodontic treatment is 10-15 yrs. The changes that can be produced can greatly improve the long-term health of the teeth and gums. The cosmetic improvement can be striking, improving your confidence and how you feel about your smile
Functional braces use jaw posturing to change the alignment of the teeth. When used at the appropriate time, they can reduce the need for extractions and have a massive improvement in your teeth and facial profile. Ideally these should be used while you are growing quickly.
Age is not a barrier to orthodontic treatment. As with children, adults can also achieve huge benefits to the long-term health of the teeth and gum condition. Restorative treatment, such as bridgework, veneers or implants can be much more successful if the teeth are in the correct place. Improving the smile aesthetics can greatly improve confidence, both socially and professionally. Most adults choose cosmetic braces, such as lingual, ceramic, or invisalign appliances.
Lingual braces are hidden braces fixed behind your teeth. They are completely invisible. They will achieve everything that conventional fixed braces can do, but without anybody knowing that you are having treatment. They are the ideal solution for adult treatment.
Invisalign is the nearly invisible way to move teeth without the need for fixed braces. A series of clear removable retainers gradually move your teeth towards the ideal position. They are removed for eating and cleaning. Invisalign is suitable for a very wide range of problems. However, more severe problems may require fixed appliances, such as lingual or ceramic braces.