3 Reasons Why Adult Braces Are For You

Close up of a woman applying her Invisalign.

Braces are often thought of as something for teenagers, but this is not the case! If you are an adult, unhappy with your teeth and smile, let’s talk through your options. At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics, we offer comprehensive orthodontic options for adults, including inconspicuous options. Orthodontic treatment for adults is actually very similar to teen treatment, the difference is we can make it more discrete with ceramic braces or Invisalign. Check out our 3 reasons why you should get adult braces!

1. Every Smile Is Important

Just because you are an adult, it does not mean you don’t deserve to have a beautiful, straight smile. Every smile is important, especially to Dr. Clifton, who loves to see his patients smile big and bright. As an adult, you deserve a functional smile just as much as a child or teen does. It is not less important to have straight teeth as an adult. In fact, it’s equally as important!

2. Your Teeth Can Shift At Any Age

Healthy teeth can shift and move position at any age, even if you’ve previously had braces. Teeth may move because of an injury, a specific health condition, or simply by natural forces. As an adult, your teeth may move out of place making braces an even better option. Whether you have slightly shifted teeth or quite crooked teeth, we can help!

3. Adult Braces Are Discrete & Less Noticeable

Today, we have different choices for adult orthodontics, including traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign. For adults, we usually recommend ceramic braces or Invisalign as they are less noticeable. Ceramic braces are very discrete and they do not require colored rubber bands, making them less noticeable. The high-tech orthodontic wires that are used do not need to be tightened as frequently as traditional braces, making them one of the easiest and most comfortable orthodontic options for adults.

Invisalign is another excellent option for orthodontic appliances. It consists of clear plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks to slowly move and adjust your teeth to the correct position. These appliances can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss making them a great option for adult orthodontics.

Contact Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics for Adult Braces Today!

If you are interested in adult orthodontics, contact Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics in Chapel Hill. We can even coordinate your child’s appointment with yours to eliminate extra trips. We look forward to seeing you and starting your orthodontic journey soon!