Braces for Adults

In the past, braces have always been associated with teens. Nowadays however, that stigma is almost entirely gone as more adults choose Orthodontic treatment with braces.

This change is due in large part to the new types of braces that are available. In fact, at Forest Green Dental Care, about 30% of our orthodontic patients are adults!

Brace Types for Adults

One of the reasons why braces are much more popular among adults today than ever before is because adults have typically been averse to wearing metal braces with coloured elastics. Although traditional metal braces are still an option for adults, the more popular brace options for adults include:

  • Clear Braces (such as Invisalign or SureSmile® Aligners)
  • Ceramic Braces
  • Self-Ligating Braces

Visit our Types of Braces page for more information on the different types of braces available.

Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Adults seek out orthodontic treatment for both aesthetic & dental health reasons.

Aesthetic Reasons for Adult Braces
Aesthetically, orthodontic treatment not only gives you the straight teeth that you’ve always wanted to show off when posing for a picture, it provides our patients with a new sense of confidence and boost in self-esteem.

Health Reasons for Adult Braces
There are also many health reasons for orthodontic treatment as an adult including:

  • Minimizing gum recession, bone loss & tooth decay
  • Preventing excessive wear of your tooth enamel
  • Helping prevent headaches & TMJ pain
  • Decreased chances of developing periodontal disease

To find out more about adult braces, complete the form to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation.