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Who you calling ‘Metal Mouth’? …Or Why Adults can have Braces without all the hardware

April 29, 2016

Filed under: Cosmetic Dentistry,Services — dr_shetty @ 5:00 pm

In the next few posts, I would like to tell you a little more about Adult Braces.

Many of us had braces as kids or teens; but did you wear your retainer? I know my retainer was left in my childhood bedroom when I went off to college (let’s just say that was in the ’90’s).  Some people have never had braces.  I have quite a number of patients that fall into both these categories.  Why would an adult even think about getting braces now?

I have been lucky enough to treat some really nice folks for the last few years. Some have been really easy cases, some have been a bit more complex, but every single one of them started out thinking “I can’t wear braces at my age!”

Most of us will see our teeth shift over a lifetime. Age, wear, changes due to dental work, means our teeth are not the same as they once were. These are just a few reasons that our teeth can shift. We notice it mostly in our front teeth when they become crowded, or a little space opens up.  Whether you had braces when you were younger or not, the number one reasons adults seek out a change is simple: “I really don’t like the way my teeth look.”

The number one objection to getting something done?  “I don’t want to have to go to the orthodontist with a bunch of kids and get metal braces.” In 2016 there are a few great options for a quick and easy solution. You may have heard about Invisalign. Have you heard about Six Month Smiles or Short Term Braces? While not as ‘invisible’ as Invisalign, the treatment time is shorter and the results are fantastic.  At Dental Designs, either option is a great alternative to seeing the orthodontist.


In my next  posts, I will let you know a little more about these great options. Stay Tuned!

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