Adult Braces

Adult Braces in Houston, TX

While childhood is the ideal time to get braces because the bones are still forming and growing, more and more adults are opting for orthodontic treatment, with excellent results. In fact, about 20 percent of orthodontic patients are older than 18. It’s true. You can now achieve the smile you’ve always desired!

Adult Braces Considerations

Keep in mind that adult bones have stopped growing, so some structural changes may require surgery. The process may take longer than for a child. Additionally, you may need to be seen by a periodontist along with an orthodontist to ensure that bone loss resulting from gum disease does not interfere with your treatment. When you visit Greater Houston Dental Arts, you’ll be under the care of Dr. Younus, who is a dual specialist in periodontics and orthodontics, an achievement accomplished by only a handful of dentists.

Adult Braces Options

Traditional braces: Traditional, or metal braces come with brackets, wires, and bands, and move teeth through gradual adjustments to the wires. Today’s metal braces are smaller and less intrusive, making them a reasonable and affordable option for some adults.

Ceramic Braces: These are similar to metal braces, with the main difference being the use of clear brackets and wires, compared to their metal counterparts. That makes them an attractive option for adults.

Invisalign: These are clear aligners, that are a popular option for orthodontic treatment in adults because they are virtually invisible. They are also removable, enabling you to clean your teeth like you usually would and allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. Over the course of the treatment, you will wear a series of customized trays that gradually align your teeth.

Lingual Braces: Lingual braces work like traditional braces, except that they are placed on the back of the teeth, offering a more subtle option. Lingual braces are custom made and are usually the costliest of all adult braces options.

Adult Braces in Houston, TX

Contact Greater Houston Dental Arts to learn more about braces for adults. Dr. Younus will work with you to determine your best treatment option based on your unique needs and your desired treatment outcomes. Call us and schedule your appointment today!

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