Around 60% of our patients are adults. Not children. Not teenagers. Adults! Believe it or not, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment as braces are no longer thought of as ‘‘just for kids.’’ There are several motivations why adults get braces, including the desire for a straighter smile and the confidence that brings. In addition, patients can choose from multiple types of braces designed to straighten teeth discreetly, such as ceramic, Invisalign and hidden lingual braces.
We’re passionate about straightening teeth and correcting misalignment in the jaw whilst ensuring the teeth remain strong and healthy. Plus, we understand that patients don’t particularly want a brace, but they do want straight teeth. And that’s what we do!
With a growing demand for invisible adult braces in Solihull, our practice principal, Mark Forty, specialises in lingual orthodontics and has over 15 years’ experience in the field. Mark is also one of only a handful of SureSmile–approved orthodontists. Pretty impressive, right?
Here’s a rundown of our most popular adult brace types, why they are so popular, and how they work to straighten your smile in Solihull:
Modern metal braces are smaller than ever before and more comfortable with strong adhesives, too. They are also the most inexpensive brace type when it comes to straightening out your smile in Solihull. That’s got to tick a lot of your boxes, eh?
Metal brackets are fitted to the surface of your teeth and an archwire is then placed through the brackets with small elastic bands on either side. These components work together to gently put a consistent pressure on your teeth to move them into the desired position gradually. Modern metal adult braces are usually recommended for patients with moderate to severely misaligned teeth.
Could this be the brace for you? Or would you like an orthodontic option a little more discreet such as…
Ceramic braces work in the same way as modern metal braces, but they have smoother brackets with more rounded edges. This means they lie flatter against your teeth, making them even more comfortable, less bulky and ultimately less noticeable to others.
We recommend ceramic braces to adult patients with crowded or mildly misaligned teeth, as well as those looking to correct gaps between the teeth. Ceramic adult braces before and after—would you like to see the results of your own ceramic smile? Let us know!
For a treatment option even more discreet than fixed metal and ceramic braces, removable Invisalign clear aligners could be your perfect solution for a beautiful straight smile. Invisalign is the most advanced clear and invisible brace system that will gradually move your teeth to create the smile you’ve always wanted. To achieve this, patients are issued with a series of bespoke transparent aligners (similar to retainers) instead of having their teeth fitted with brackets and wires.
Invisalign is a great orthodontic option to correct mild to moderately crooked teeth, bite issues and gaps between teeth. Many patients find Invisalign adult braces more comfortable than fixed braces as they’re so easy to put in and take out, and are virtually invisible. No wonder they’re so popular!
Psst! Adult Invisalign aligners are removable so you can continue to enjoy all the foods you love without restrictions. But you will need to be disciplined and wear your adult aligners for at least 23 hours per day. Just because you can remove them doesn’t mean you should (aside from eating).
Hidden Lingual Braces
For patients who want to straighten out their smile in Solihull without anyone knowing they’re wearing braces, our Incognito hidden brace is the perfect choice. Hidden lingual braces are similar to metal and ceramic braces in terms of how they look and function, but the brackets are fitted to the back of your teeth (on the tongue-side of your mouth), making them virtually unnoticeable to anyone else.
Hidden lingual adult braces are a great way to correct a variety of mild, moderate and severe misalignment issues, especially for patients whose social or professional situation does not accommodate traditional braces from an aesthetics perspective. That said, they are one of our most expensive dental braces, but the results certainly speak for themselves!
Whether you’re in a hurry or just don’t want to wear a full brace, QuickSmile braces only align the teeth you want to straighten. It’s a cost-effective alternative to having a full brace if only your front six or eight teeth need straightening (this may just be on your top or bottom arch, or both). Could a Quiksmile brace straighten out your smile in Solihull?
If you’re considering starting your journey to straighter teeth, why not click here and register for your FREE consultation? We’ll make you an appointment where we will assess your teeth so that we can recommend a brace type that’s perfect for you.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on straightening out your smile in Solihull today! And if you’re concerned about the cost, don’t sweat it! You can spread the cost of your treatment with all of our brace options and pay over a period of time instead of having to make one big payment upfront.
Each patient’s smile is as individual as they are. That’s why when you become an Orthodontics For You patient, you can be sure your unique journey will be carefully planned to your specific needs. We give you something to smile about.