Braces for Adults

Braces for adults – adult orthodontics Burnaby

While it is recommended that children have their first orthodontic consultation by age 7, advancements in orthodontics have made it possible for many adults to be successfully treated with braces. Adults who are seeking straighter and more properly aligned teeth may look to braces as a way to correct aspects of their smile. Aligning a patient’s teeth and jaws will not only have aesthetic benefits, but may also ease discomfort the patient may be experiencing related to malalignment. TMJ disorder and overbite are some of the issues which may be corrected using braces.

Traditional braces usually use metal brackets which are bonded onto the teeth using a dental cement. Wires are attached to the brackets, and gentle pressure is used to gradually shift the teeth. Treatment can range from six months to a year and half,depending on the severity of the alignment issue.

Some insurance plans will cover orthodontic treatments, at least in part. If you are considering braces, speak to us about payment options and whether braces are right for you.