If you're an adult thinking about straightening your smile our Langley orthodontists have a range of low profile treatment options to choose from. Here are some of the discreet orthodontic treatment options that our adult patients love.
Maintaining Your Professional Image
While the idea of metal braces may make you feel self-conscious, it's important to remember that braces are no different than any other medical treatment and there’s no shame in taking good care of your oral health!
It's not unusual for adults to want to straighten their teeth but feel that wearing metal braces could make them appear unprofessional. Other adults misguidedly believe that orthodontic treatment is just for kids or teens. These concerns can leave some adults feeling that braces just aren't for them.
But wait! Maintaining your polished professional image while straightening your teeth has never been easier thanks to low-profile orthodontic treatment options available from our Langley orthodontists.
Low Profile Treatment Options for Straightening Adult Smiles
If you're looking for a way to straighten your smile without bulky metal brackets and wires, there are a number of lower-profile treatment options to consider. These orthodontic treatments are often able to correct the same issues as traditional braces in a more discreet manner. Here are some of the options available from our Langley orthodontists:
- Lingual braces are very similar to traditional metal braces, except that they are worn on the backs of your teeth instead of the front. Since this orthodontic treatment faces toward your tongue, they could be harder for others to see. Lingual braces may be a great choice for those who are concerned about damage to the front surfaces of their teeth, or who are worried about wearing braces that are obvious. Musicians who play wind instruments, adult professionals, and adults and teens who play contact sports could be candidates for lingual braces.
- "Self-ligating" means that while these braces have a metal construction like traditional braces, and are placed in the fronts of your teeth, they are lower-profile and streamlined in appearance because there are no ties or elastics. Using light, gentle forces, In-Ovation Braces could help you on your journey to a straighter smile!
- Translucent braces are also very similar to metal braces, except that this orthodontic treatment option has tooth-colored brackets (and in some cases, tooth-colored wires) instead of metal. The stain-resistant white ceramic brackets can blend in with your teeth, so while they're not exactly transparent, they are less obvious to others than traditional metal braces.
- Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth instead of the traditional metal brackets and wires. With Invisalign, you simply wear each set of aligners for about two weeks then switch to the next set in your series. Each Invisalign aligner has been customized to move your teeth in tiny, precise increments so that your series of aligners work together to move your teeth right where you want them. Invisalign aligners are made from thin clear plastic that, when worn, could be difficult for others to see.