Join the millions of adults who are finally getting a straighter smile.
Are you wondering if the ship has sailed on getting a straight smile? The good news is that adult orthodontic treatment can make it possible for patients of all ages to fix those crooked, misaligned teeth. Let’s dispel the myth that braces are only for children and teens. With the many discreet and subtle orthodontic options that our Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist Dr. Chris Wermerson offers, it’s actually the perfect time for adults to consider getting braces.
What types of braces are available?
As an adult, one benefit is that all types of braces are a potential option for you. Common types of braces include,
- Traditional braces: These braces use lightweight stainless steel brackets and wires that are bonded to the front surface of the teeth
- Porcelain braces: Instead of stainless steel these braces are made out of tooth-colored ceramic or porcelain
- Lingual braces: These metal braces look just like traditional braces, but they adhere to the back of teeth instead of the front so they are less visible
- Clear aligners: These are custom-made transparent aligners that fit over teeth like retainers to move teeth gradually into place (e.g. Invisalign)
What problems can braces correct?
Braces can fix a wide range of problems including,
- Crooked or twisted teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Cross bites
- Open bites
The type and complexity of the dental issues you are dealing with will determine which orthodontic treatment is most effective. For example, Invisalign can provide quick and effective results for older teens and adults, but if treatment requires more complicated tooth movements or jaw shifting then traditional braces may be a more effective solution.
Is there an age limit on braces?
Age is typically not a factor when it comes to getting braces. In fact, even seniors have the ability to fix malocclusions and crooked smiles if they want. Of course, before saying yes to the treatment you will want to consult with our Sioux Falls, SD, orthodontist to find out if there are any factors that could affect your treatment.
Wermerson Orthodontics has two offices in Sioux Falls, SD, making it easier to schedule the dental treatment or checkup you or a family member needs. If you want to discuss your orthodontic treatment options with us then call (605) 274-0555, or schedule your consultation online.