If you're an adult considering straightening your teeth our Vancouver orthodontists have a variety of low profile treatment options perfect for straightening adult smiles. Here are a few of the discreet orthodontic treatment options that our adult patients love.
Adult Braces & Your Image
Although the idea of traditional metal braces may make you feel self-conscious, it's important to remember that braces are like any other medical treatment and there’s no shame in taking good care of your oral health!
Many adults want to straighten their teeth but feel that wearing metal braces could make them appear immature or unprofessional, while others misguidedly believe that orthodontic treatment is for children or teens. These concerns can leave many adults feeling that braces just aren't for them.
But now, maintaining your polished professional image while straightening your smile has never been easier thanks to low profile orthodontic treatment options available from our Vancouver orthodontists.
Discreet Ways to Straighten Adult Smiles
If you're looking for a way to straighten your smile without the need for bulky metal brackets and wires, there are a number of lower-profile orthodontic treatment options to consider. These treatment options are often able to treat the same issues as traditional metal braces in a low profile manner. Here are some of the options available from our Vancouver orthodontists:
- Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces, except that you wear them on the backs of your teeth instead of the front. Since this orthodontic treatment face toward your tongue, they’re harder for others to see. Lingual braces are a great choice for those who would like to avoid damage to the front surfaces of their teeth, or who are concerned about wearing braces that are obvious. Musicians who play wind instruments, adult professionals, and adults and teens who play contact sports are all ideal candidates.
- "Self-ligating" means that while these braces have a metal construction like traditional braces, and are placed in the fronts of your teeth, they're more low profile and streamlined in appearance because there are no ties or elastics. Using light, gentle forces, In-Ovation Braces help to make the path to a straighter smile faster, more comfortable and more discreet!
- Translucent braces are very similar to metal braces, except that they use tooth-colored brackets (and in some cases, tooth-colored wires) instead of metal to straighten teeth. Generally non-staining, the tooth-coloured ceramic blends in with your teeth, so while they're not exactly transparent, they blend into the colour of your teeth so that they are less obvious to others than traditional metal braces.
- Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth, instead of the traditional wires and brackets. Invisalign patients simply wear each set of aligners for approximately two weeks then switch to the next set in their series. Each Invisalign aligner has been customized to move your teeth in tiny, precise increments so that your series of aligners work together to straighten your smile. Invisalign aligners are made from thin clear plastic that, when worn, are difficult for others to see.