Braces For Adults: Indication, Price, Pain, Invisibility

No longer just reserved for children, orthodontics is also intended for adults and gives impressive results. Today there are different types of dental appliances, even invisible walls! 

Braces: when to wear them? 

When the teeth are misaligned, overlapping or lacking space, only a device can correct the shot. ” The growing interest in this discipline is mainly due to the fact that the devices are more and more discreet “, explains Professor Loreille, doctor of dental surgery, qualified specialist in dentofacial orthopedics.

Who to consult?

In the milder cases, a dentist is empowered to treat the problem but when the procedure is complex, he will refer his patient to an orthodontist . 

Which device to choose?

Lingual orthodontics

Thanks to lingual orthodontics , you can’t even make out your braces! ” The device is no longer placed on the outer surface of the teeth, but on the inside ” , explains Professor Loreille. The only problem: this “invisible” orthodontic treatment is 4 to 5 times more expensive than a conventional appliance. The treatment is also of longer duration with this type of device. 

Ceramic rings

Braces placed on the teeth can be made of transparent ceramic , and they do not turn yellow. Only some of the wires are still made of metal, but the whole has become almost invisible . Be careful though, these rings are often fragile , so it is imperative to be careful.

Metal rings

These traditional rings are not very popular among adults because they are not very aesthetic . And yet, this model remains one of the most efficient but also the cheapest . In addition, treatment is generally faster with this type of dental appliance. 

The invisible braces

This device looks like a transparent shell that covers the teeth . Removable device, it is suitable for conscientious people because it must be worn as much as possible to correct your teething problem. Another good news is that it is 90% effective  if the person is rigorous and wears it very often. Its price is comparable to other dental appliances. Be careful, it cannot correct all teething problems, discuss it with your orthodontist.  

How long should you wear it? 

The duration of the treatment will depend on the problem to be corrected. This can range from 6 months to two years. Then, you have to consolidate the result with a compression thread or a splint.  

Living with braces

On the dental hygiene side :  you will have to redouble your efforts to maintain impeccable oral hygiene . Brushing your teeth after each meal is recommended as well as the use of dental floss; 

Food side  : here too you have to adapt because certain foods can damage your device . This is the case with nuts, bread, apples, etc. It is advisable to reduce your consumption of products that are too sweet to avoid white spots when you remove your rings. 

By Lonnie Mills

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