One of the orthodontic treatments Masterton Dental Clinic offers are fixed braces. These are braces that are fixed to the teeth and cannot be removed.
They are used when treating both children and adults who have spaced or crowded teeth that require correction.
They can either be metal and patients have the choice of coloured elastics or ceramic (tooth coloured) for a more aesthetic appearance.
A fixed brace is made up of several components. Brackets or bands are adhesively attached to the teeth. Special wires then allow the teeth to be moved precisely in many directions.
More and more adults are opting to straighten their teeth. Often misaligned teeth get more crooked as the jaws continue to reshape and grow in maturity. For similar reasons adults that had braces as a child, may find themselves back at where they started without proper wear of retainers.
Options for tooth straightening are similar for adults as they are for adolescents, but results may take longer to achieve. Adults who are conscious of the appearance of fixed braces may want to consider invisible braces.
Alternatively other options may be available to adults so we welcome to explore options with us in a smile assessment appointment.