Birmingham Adult Braces

At Orthodontics For You our mission is to give adults a healthy and beautiful smile.  If you are conscious of crooked or crowded teeth, it’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Our range of adult brace options offers something for everyone and we’re proud to be responsible for many beautiful smiles across Birmingham. So what are you waiting for?  Let’s get your confidence back!

What can adult braces help with?

Braces can help correct a number of dental issues. The complexity of your case will determine which type of braces will work best for you. In general, braces are used to correct a number of orthodontic issues including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Large spaces between the front teeth
  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • And other bite issues

At what age can you get adult braces?

When most people think of braces, they think of teenagers in movies with huge sets of metal braces that prevent them from doing a lot of activities and zap their confidence. But most adults would rather live with a smile that they’re unhappy with rather than seek out braces. However what many people don’t realise is that the traditional types of braces we are all familiar with are now a very outdated stereotype and dental technology has come on leaps and bounds since then. Today braces are far less painful and virtually invisible. So there’s no reason to put off getting the smile of your dreams any longer. The number of adults of all ages seeking corrective orthodontic treatment continues to rise every year as patients embark on their journey to a new smile.

Types of adult braces Birmingham

When you visit Orthodontics For You, your dentist will do a thorough examination of your teeth and take you through your options for creating your perfect smile. Your dentist will take into account the level of correction needed, your lifestyle and personal preferences before proposing a treatment plan that is unique to you. Our Birmingham orthodontics practice is the perfect place to get your teeth straight and a brand new smile.

Metal braces

These types of braces were very common in the past and are still a popular choice today. They are made of stainless steel brackets which are attached to the teeth with a wire fed through them. The wire is periodically tightened until your teeth are in their new, desired position.

Metal braces now come in a range of great colours so if you’re looking for something a little more exciting and unique to you then you’re sure to find it.

Clear/Ceramic braces

This type of brace works in the same way as the traditional metal braces, but they are made of translucent ceramic material which makes them much less visible. Ceramic braces are great if you’re worried about feeling self-conscious about the aesthetics of orthodontics.

Hidden lingual braces

A lingual brace is a fixed brace that is similar to a metal brace, but the bracket and wires are placed on the inside surface of the teeth (on the tongue side of your mouth). This makes them far less noticeable to you and other people.

There may be some short term tongue irritation or slight speech changes, but these usually go away very quickly as you become accustomed to your new brace.

Invisalign – removeable braces

This make of removable brace is one of the best known and is loved by celebrities all over the world. Before you start your treatment, your dentist will take a 3D scan of your teeth and use this to create a virtual model of how your teeth will look in the future after Invisalign treatment. They can produce amazing results.

Your custom aligners will then be produced for you. You’ll wear each aligner for between 2-3 weeks and you should wear them as often as possible, and only remove them to clean your teeth, eat or drink. You’ll visit your orthodontist every 6-8 weeks to check your progress and make any changes to your treatment plan if necessary.

Treatment time varies but it can take anywhere from 6-18 months. We’re the leading dentist for Invisalign Birmingham.

Am I a good candidate for adult braces?

When you visit Orthodontics For You, your experienced dental team will listen to your concerns and assess your oral health. Before you are fitted for adult braces, whether fixed or removable, we’ll ensure that your oral health is as good as it can be and we’ll deal with any gum issues and restorative dentistry needs along the way.

Your orthodontist will then give your options for straightening your teeth. They will recommend the type of brace which we believe will work best for your particular needs and discuss the fitting, wearing and removal of your brace, and associated costs, before you begin treatment.

Maintaining your braces

As part of your treatment plan, your dentist will discuss with you the best way to look after your braces in order to keep them working well. They’ll also show you the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy while your braces are in place.

Your first choice for adult braces in Birmingham

Having the confidence of a straight, even smile should be something that’s available to everyone. For adult braces in Birmingham, we’re the number one choice. Our experienced team can work with even the most complex cases and devise a treatment plan that will work for you.

Are you nervous about visiting the dentist? There’s no need to be. We work with nervous patients all the time in a non-judgemental environment. When you’re booking your consultation, just let us know if you’re nervous or anxious and we’ll make sure that your visit is as stress-free as possible.

To book your initial consultation with one of our specialist orthodontists today, simply call our Solihull practice on 0121 401 1268 or our Bromsgrove practice on 01527 309 509, or complete our online contact form and a member of the team will be in touch with you very soon.

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