A Lifestyle Guide to Adult Braces

A Lifestyle Guide to Adult Braces

When most people think of braces, the first thing to come to mind is an awkward teenager with metal mouth, however, did you know 1/5 of orthodontic patients are an adult? Although orthodontic care is popular during teenage years, adults all around the world are also starting to take advantage of orthodontics, embracing a straighter, healthier more attractive smile. Orthodontic treatment can help improve:

  • Your occlusion (bite)
  • Your speech
  • Your ability to chew and eat
  • The health of your teeth
  • Your chances of avoiding future cavities
  • The appearance of your smile
  • Your Self-confidence

Adult Braces Options 
When it comes to orthodontics for adults, Ocean Dental Center likes to provide options. We are proud to offer both traditional metal braces and Invisalign clear braces, depending on your oral health, desires, and budget.

Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are what most people think of when they think of metal mouth. However, advancements in orthodontics have made them much more appealing. Traditional dental braces may be recommended for more severe tooth and/or bite issues or those that are not candidates for Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign is a newer option when it comes to orthodontics and is a favorite among adults. Due to the fact that Invisalign aligners are designed to be clear, no one will even notice you are going through orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners can also be removed throughout the day to eat, drink and clean your teeth better. Invisalign, however, cannot be used to fix every kind of dental issue, your orthodontist at Ocean Dental Center would be happy to evaluate you and let you know if you are a candidate.

When it comes to any orthodontic treatment option, it can take some adjusting to get used to. Some patients report some discomfort and pain, however as treatment continues it should become much more comfortable.

Visit Our Orthodontist Today
Are you interested in orthodontic treatment to correct your smile? Schedule an appointment with our orthodontist in Huntington Beach or Torrance, CA today! We are always accepting new patients and look forward to helping you achieve a perfect smile.