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Orthodontic Options for Adults

by Emily Taylor, Orthodontics
January 28, 2020

Question: What orthodontic options for adults will work best?


If you are a candidate for braces, the orthodontist will recommend the braces that best suits your needs. There are different types of braces, as follows:

1.     Traditional braces/Metal braces
These braces are most commonly worn. They consist of metal brackets and wires that move your teeth to the desired position.

2.     Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces are similar to metal bracesbut they have clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend into the teeth to make them less noticeable.

3.     Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are just like the traditional metal braces, but the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of your teeth.

4.     Invisalign®
Invisalign® has aseries of 18 to 30 custom-made,clear aligners. These Invisalign clear aligners can be removed and need to be replaced every 2 weeks.

Emily Taylor works at Thurman Orthodontics in Fresno CA. She loves to write about everything to do with a healthy bite and a beautiful smile – whether is it ways to achieve it or the importance of it in the various aspects of life.

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