Correcting your teeth during adulthood has become more of a commonality in recent years. Patients who didn’t have a chance to wear braces as kids, can have the opportunity again as adults. Additionally, wearing adult braces doesn’t have to mean having to use the traditional metal variety. In fact, patients can choose from a number of alternatives that steer clear of traditional braces altogether.
In the following blog post, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, your Rochester, MN dentist shares which alternatives to traditional adult braces patients can choose.
Alternatives to Traditional Adult Braces
- Invisalign. If you’re not too keen on wearing brackets and wires as adult, you may want to ask your Rochester, MN dentist about Invisalign clear braces. This type of orthodontic treatment uses a series of clear aligners that look almost like see-through retainers. Each set of aligners is removed after a two-week period and replaced with a new set. Furthermore, Invisalign allows you to eat and clean your teeth with ease. During those activities patients can remove the aligners and replace them afterward to continue the treatment.
- Ceramic. While Invisalign adult braces do offer a number of advantages, unfortunately, not every patient qualifies for clear braces. However, if you’re looking for less a noticeable type of orthodontic appliance, perhaps ceramic braces would work best for you. Ceramic braces function exactly like traditional metal braces, yet the brackets have been made from ceramic material rather than metal. This way, the braces can color match your teeth for a less noticeable appearance.
- SmartClip. Traditional braces require the use of elastic bands that come in wide range of vibrant colors. Though kids tend to enjoy the color-changing bands, adults usually prefer subtlety. In such cases, Dr. Calcagno may suggest SmartClip braces. These braces don’t require the elastic bands. Instead, the brackets contain a series of small clips, which hold the wire in place.
Moreover, with SmartClip braces, adjustment visits occur less often and the treatment time is cutback by a third. To learn more about SmartClip braces, simply ask Dr. Calcagno for more information.
For Excellent Orthodontic Treatment, Visit Calcagno Family Dentistry
If you’ve been looking to utilize adult braces to correct your smile, take to Dr. Calcagno about orthodontic treatment. During a consultation, she can determine which type of braces would prove most beneficial for you. To schedule an appointment with your Rochester, MN dental practice, call us at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. We look forward to treating patients from Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, and surrounding communities.