Many of our patients are adults who are looking to give their smile a touch-up. Sometimes adults are wary about starting treatment because they remember the unsightly appliances from their childhood and are afraid that getting braces will interfere with their busy schedules.
The good news is: adult braces are lightyears ahead of the clunky and unattractive appliances they remember from growing up. Modern orthodontic treatment allows patients to take advantage of more gentle and efficient treatment.
At Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics, we offer the most advanced and dependable orthodontic treatment options. Recent innovations in appliances let patients enjoy the benefits of enhanced patient comfort, fewer in-office visits, and overall shorter treatment times.
Invisalign, sometimes called clear aligners or invisible braces , utilizes sets of clear acrylic trays that are custom-made to your mouth. Wearing Invisalign for 20-22 hours a day can help guide your teeth into a more natural alignment. As an Invisalign Gold provider — with advanced expertise from Dr. Hamilton’s research on clear aligners — we have an unmatched insight on getting results with clear aligners.
Clear braces are made of a specialized material that camouflages into your smile. This allows for a less noticeable treatment that prioritizes your comfort. Patients with clear braces enjoy the contoured components and low-profile design, which allows for the ultimate mix of esthetics and dependability.
Self-ligating braces use a specialized mechanism that secures the bracket or brace to the orthodontic wire. The advantage of self-ligating braces is the clip or door that closes over the wire. This door stays more active for longer periods of time and allows your braces to move your teeth more efficiently. Elastic ties or colors do not have to be used to hold the wire to the braces, but many patients elect to add fun colors to their smiles! This translates to a more modern appliance that allows less frequent visits and more comfortable and efficient treatment experience.
Why Should You Consider Getting Braces As An Adult?
There are so many reasons to consider braces as an adult. Our adult patients often tell us that their new, natural smile has helped refresh their outlook and boost their confidence. However, enhancing your smile provides more than just aesthetic improvements.
Crooked gapped or misaligned teeth are more than unsightly — they also affect your health. Uneven teeth are more likely to trap food particles in hard-to-reach areas. Asymmetrical teeth are harder to clean, which can lead to decay and disease. When food gets stuck in your teeth, it can eventually turn into harmful plaque.
Correcting an irregular alignment can help you maintain and protect your natural teeth as well as help avoid more costly dental work further down the road.
Procedures like implants, crowns, and bridges are more likely to produce lasting results if they are done in conjunction with braces treatment. This is because orthodontic treatment can move teeth to a more optimal position and improve your bite. A better alignment allows your dentist better options for your restorative treatment, whether crowns, bridges, or implants.
If you are planning to have any major dental work, ask your dentist about orthodontic treatment to prepare for that work. Dr. Engstrom and Dr. Hamilton work closely with your dentist to coordinate your best care. In many cases, orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners can improve your crown, bridge, or implant outcome while improving your smile at the same time!
Find The Best Adult Braces in Raleigh and Fuquay Varina and The Surrounding Communities
If you are considering getting braces as an adult, there has never been a better time to rediscover your smile. Start taking the first steps towards a more stunning new smile now! At Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics, all of our patients enjoy perks like premium care with a family-friendly vibe.
Get started by scheduling a complimentary consultation at one of our two locations in Raleigh and Fuquay Varina, NC now!. We are also available over the phone at919-870-4443.