Once upon a time, braces were considered strictly an adolescent rite of passage — But today, there are just as many adults visiting Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics for orthodontic care. Advances in braces technology over the last few years may play a big role in the popularity of orthodontics for adults. Options like inconspicuous braces and even invisible braces now make it much easier to straighten your teeth inconspicuously as an adult. Read on to learn why it’s never too late to seek orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic Options for Adults
Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics offers a variety of braces solutions, including some that are perfect for many adults. Dr. Jennifer can discuss your orthodontic needs and goals with you to help you choose the right one for you.
There are several options in braces today, and none of them bear much resemblance to the large metal brackets used decades ago.
- Metal braces: thin, lightweight metal brackets and wires
- Ceramic braces: thin brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic, making them very subtle
- Lingual braces: metal braces on the back of your teeth, with nothing on the front of your teeth
Benefits of Braces
Braces can give you the even, straight, smile that you have always wished for — and there are plenty of other benefits, too. Braces fix a bad bite, which means they can correct long-term health problems like chronic headaches, jaw pain, and earaches. Braces can also prevent tooth damage, tooth loss, and jaw bone loss over time. Most adults only need to wear braces for one to two years total, which is less than many people expect. Braces and Invisalign are both great ways to be proactive about your health and wellness!
Invisalign is an alternative to braces. The Invisalign system has the same goal as braces: to enhance your appearance and improve your bite. Invisalign is made from molded clear plastic, so it’s invisible. You’ll take the Invisalign aligners out for meals, and also when you brush and floss. Every week or two, you’ll begin using a new set of aligners, and the Invisalign shifts your teeth over time in much the same way that other braces do.
Benefits of Invisalign
Invisalign offers a subtle (and, in fact, invisible) way to correct your bite and improve your appearance. Many adults praise the comfort factor of Invisalign. The plastic aligners are entirely smooth and fit your teeth perfectly for maximum comfort. Just like with metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign can fix your bite — and, with it, a number of bite complications like headaches, earaches, jaw pain, and tooth loss. Usually, Invisalign wear time is only 12-18 months for adults on average.
Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics offers a variety of orthodontics options to make sure that you get maximum results. Dr. Jennifer and her dedicated team of orthodontic care specialists offer the best in orthodontic care to Twin Cities area, Egan, Mendota Heights, Burnsville, and Apple Valley, Minnesota area patients. Click the “Schedule Consult” button to book your free adult braces consultation now, or call the office to schedule your visit with Dr. Jennifer very soon.