Specialist Orthodontic Treatments for Adults
Dr Playfair is treating more and more adults these days, and it's not hard to figure out why. Braces and appliances that are barely noticeable have been developed to give adults more discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Many adults have realised that investing in a smile makeover can have significant benefits, socially and professionally. Straightening teeth can be an important part of that confidence-boosting makeover process. Adults now have a better understanding of the need for orthodontic treatment and its health benefits. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so there's no such thing as being too old for braces.
Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults
Traditional braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever. Made of high-grade stainless steel, these brackets work with thin, metal wires to gently guide the teeth into the correct position. With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, they are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns.
Dr Playfair is proud to be a certified provider of Invisalign clear aligners, which give you a clear, convenient, and comfortable option to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that relies on a series of clear aligners to move teeth, rather than on metal wires and brackets. These aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position. Each Invisalign aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of your treatment plan. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move gradually until the final alignment is attained.
Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth. They are customised to match the shape of your teeth; the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces aren't the proper treatment for every orthodontic condition, and they're significantly more expensive than standard braces.