Today, 1 in 5 people getting braces are adults, whilst in the past, braces have been closely associated with children, teens and young adults.
There’s more flexibility than ever before
Once upon a time the only type of brace available was a fixed brace, making it difficult for client-facing professional adults to be inclined to have treatment. The fact that patients can now opt for removable brace types has opened up a level of flexibility that did not previously exist.
You’ll have a lot of choice
Today, there is more choice than the very basic and clunky, uncomfortable metal braces of the past. Here at Cliftonville we offer patients the Inman aligner, Six Month Smiles and Invisalign clear aligners, each with their own advantages.
Your brushing routine doesn’t have to change
Removable brace types such as the Inman aligner and Invisalign give patients the freedom to remove the appliance in order to brush and floss, unlike in the case of fixed appliances which make it challenging to brush due to the presence of the brace hardware.
If you don’t want to amend your diet, you don’t have to
Another advantage that stems from removable brace types is that you can take them out to eat, so you won’t have to avoid hard foods that might otherwise damage a fixed brace. This is particularly relevant today with the increase in popularity surrounding special diets for fitness and nutritional purposes; since braces can take up to 24 months to correct issues, it will come as good news to those who have rigid diets that they do not wish to amend.
Improve your oral hygiene
When you have misaligned teeth, your oral hygiene can suffer as unnatural gaps are created in your mouth. Harmful bacteria can build up in these gaps and be the cause of tenacious staining that cannot be removed through brushing alone, in the form of plaque and tartar. If left untreated, this can manifest into gum disease. Healthily aligned teeth are easier to brush and orthodontic treatment is an investment into your oral hygiene long-term.
If you would like more information about the type of braces we offer here at Cliftonville, please do not hesitate to contact us.