Apart from having teeth free of cavities and decay, straight and even teeth are also important if people wish to have a celebrity smile. Fortunately, getting braces is the answer to this. The ideal time to get fitted for braces is between 10 to 14 years of age. Essentially, people can get braces at any age and get the same results. HealthDay writer Victoria Irwin offers her insight on this matter.
“Although teeth can be moved more easily while the jaw is still growing, it’s never too late for braces. In fact, about 20 percent of orthodontic patients these days are adults, many of them on their second set of tinsel teeth. Braces now come in a range of colors, including gold.”
Not only do braces today come in different colors, but they also boast of different technologies. Indeed, the current orthodontic devices that a well-respected Denver orthodontist, like someone from the Cody Dental Group, providers have come a long way from the traditional metal braces of yesteryears. Below is a brief look at two innovative options for adult orthodontic treatments:
One of the disadvantages of conventional metal braces is that it’s highly visible, making the wearers appear to have a metal mouth. Since Invisalign is made of clear plastic, it’s an effective alternative that solves the problem of extremely conspicuous braces. In addition, wearers can remove these aligners each time they eat. So, they can continue to enjoy messy but yummy foods like the famous green chili-filled dishes of Denver.
Damon braces come in two types: metal and clear. Metal braces are either made of stainless steel or polycarbonate for extreme strength and durability. While this calls to mind conventional metal braces, Damon braces are different. These are self-ligating brackets, making them more comfortable to wear than traditional metal braces.
Meanwhile, those who are self-conscious with Damon metal braces can opt for the clear variety instead. These braces are made of ceramic for optimum strength. With this option, wearers can see results in as little as six months.
Planning to get fitted for braces? Why not? With these two highly advanced orthodontic devices from a highly regarded Denver orthodontist, adults can wear braces with pride, assured that soon, they’ll have the celebrity smile they long for.
(Source: Braces for Adults, consumer.healthday.com, March 11, 2014 [Last Updated])