Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teens and tweens anymore. Even adults can get ortho treatment and many of them do. There is no longer a stigma associated with adults receiving ortho treatment and there are options besides traditional braces for those who are candidates but are still too embarrassed to be seen with traditional metal braces. Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can contribute to other oral problems as well as possibly bruxing and even head and neck aches. So no need to continue to live with crooked teeth or other orthodontic problems…perhaps you need ortho for Christmas.
If you have seriously crooked teeth or a misaligned bite that affects your dental health and functionality, orthodontic treatment may be for you. When it comes to ortho treatment, 7 Day Dental offers both traditional braces and Invisalign. While Invisalign is the treatment most adults hope for, some patients, depending on their problem, may not be candidates for it. If not, traditional braces boast many improvements including tooth colored brackets.
Some dental issues require traditional braces. Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires. The wires are tightened from time to time to apply gentle, long-term pressure on your teeth gradually shifting them into proper alignment. This can take between one and two years.
Invisalign treatment is a clear alternative to metal braces. A series of custom made, clear, comfortable aligner trays are used to straighten your teeth over a shorter period of time, usually 12 to 18 months. Every two weeks or so, you switch out aligners for the next stage of aligner. Aligners should be worn anywhere from 20 to 22 hours a day. They can be removed for eating and daily dental hygiene.