Everything You Need to Know about Braces for Adults
Everything You Need to Know about Braces for Adults

Braces are now available in different colours and designs. Their characteristics vary, giving you a pool of options to choose from; whether visible or invisible, discreet ones or those with striking colours.

At our orthodontic centre, there are several available options of braces for the correction of misaligned teeth. Since it is quite difficult to decide between the most suitable braces for you, it is vital you know the different types of adult braces available in London, how these braces work and the duration of treatment, what you should expect during the braces treatment, the price, and their availability at the NHS.

Knowing these details will help you to select the most suitable braces that won’t alter your physical appearance through the course of treatment and ensure it is affordable to suit your budget range. You will get the necessary information about adult braces and teeth straightening here.

Do You Need Braces for Adult?

There are several indications on the use of braces for adult. You might need one if

  • You have crooked teeth making you not confident when smiling.
  • You find chewing stressful.
  • Your jaws are protruding or receding.
  • Your jaws make unpleasant sounds. This could be as a result of an error in the positioning of your jaw.
  • You are often hitting the roof of your mouth, or perhaps biting your inner cheek. This might mean that your teeth are poorly aligned.
  • Your baby teeth removed at a too early stage.

If any of these applies to you, it is important to contact experienced orthodontists and dentists to guide you in choosing suitable braces for you, as well as the right course of treatment for you.

Types of Adult Braces

There are several braces available in the market in London, which are offered at several dental clinics. They include:

1) Removable Braces: This type of braces tips the teeth crowns while ensuring the roots are kept in the right position. Removable braces are made with the combination of springs and screws; solely for mild cases of crossbites and teeth crowding.

Invisalign Braces is a type of removable braces that utilises transparent aligners to achieve the straightening of the teeth. Invisalign comes in a series of clear plastic tooth aligners that are custom made through Computer Aided Designs (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) to suit your needs. You can always remove these aligners for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. However, you must wear them for a minimum of 20 hours daily to promote a successful repositioning of your teeth.

2) Fixed Braces: These are also regarded as Train Track Braces. They come in four forms including metal braces, lingual braces, self-ligating brackets and clear braces. Unlike Invisalign, these braces are irremovable throughout the treatment.

  • Metal Braces: These are one of the most common types of fixed. Metal braces come in many colourful forms; this is more reason why it is common among teenagers and young adults. There are notable reasons why people choose certain colours for their metal braces. For instance, the colour white is chosen by those who do not want to attract attention to themselves; while darker colours allow the teeth to appear whiter than it is. Colour yellow points out staining on the teeth. Colour orange, on the other hand, suits individuals with darker skin tones. People with lighter skin can opt for soft red, pink or light blue.
  • Lingual Braces: This form of fixed braces is placed on the inner side of the mouth; not outside. This promotes the repositioning of the teeth from the inside without others knowing. Individuals can opt for this provided their teeth are fixed firmly to the bone. At the onset of use, side effects might sprout such as tongue irritation or speech challenges. However, they will ease up after a short while.
  • Self Ligating Brackets: These brackets are an advanced form of adult braces that requires no rings or elastics. Self ligating brackets are discreet, comfortable and easy to clean.
  • Ceramic Braces: Made with translucent materials, ceramic braces are discreet. Their work similarly to that of metal braces. However, the main difference is that white elastic modules are used instead of steel wire.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How are Fixed Braces Fitted?

Two components of a fixed brace are required in its fitting: The Brackets & the archwire. The brackets are positioned on the teeth which the archwire connects the brackets.

Do Fixed Braces Hurt?

It does not hurt to fit fixed braces. The fitting involves a relatively pain-free procedure. You might, however, feel some pressure or discomfort as your teeth move to the appropriate position.

How Do Fixed Braces Work?

The Brackets & the archwire are the two main components of fixed braces. The brackets are positioned on the teeth which the archwire connects the brackets. The archwire applies subtle, gentle pressure as it gradually shifts your teeth to the appropriate position.

How Much are Fixed Adult Braces in London?

On an average, fixed braces (also referred to as train track braces) can be gotten for a price range of £2000 to £5000. We offer finance plans to assist in the payments of the cost.

Book a consultation appointment with us today for us to discuss the possible orthodontics solutions available for you at Adult Braces London. You can reach us via email at info@adultbraces.london.

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