More and more adults are turning to orthodontic treatment for the significant improvements it makes in both their personal and professional lives.
Due to the discrete nature of some treatment options there is an option to suit most.
Developments in orthodontic technology have given patients more choice when it comes to teeth straightening options. No longer do you have to worry about being fitted with a mouth full of metal; these days orthodontic appliances are so discreet people won’t even know you’re having treatment.
Invisalign: one of the most popular orthodontic treatment methods for adults is Invisalign. These virtually invisible aligners help move teeth into position faster than traditional metal braces.
Lingual braces: these braces use the same system as traditional metal braces but are fitted to the back surface of your teeth. This means no one can see them.
Ceramic braces: the brackets used with ceramic braces are translucent or tooth coloured so they aren’t noticeable when fitted to the front surfacesof your teeth.
Smart and convenient treatment
We are excited to be able to offer our patients an easier and more convenient way to enjoy their orthodontic treatment experience with us. This comes in the form of dental monitoring, a smartphone app that enables our specialist orthodontist to track the progress of your treatment via an app on your smartphone. It reduces the number of checkup appointments you need to attend in the clinic and also allows for greater communication with our team.
Benefits of adult treatment
A survey asked adult orthodontic patients about their pre-treatment concerns. Some of the most common answers were:
What will others think [of me having orthodontic treatment]?
How will I look [with braces]?
Am I too old [for braces]?
However, once these adult patients started having treatment, most said their concerns were no longer relevant. Instead, 75% reported improvements in their career or personal relationships due to an increase in self-confidence, while 92% said they would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults.