Think braces are just for children? Advantages of orthodontics as an adult with Craigentinny
When you hear the word ‘orthodontics’ you probably get an image of a small child, wearing the classic, metal aligner. In the modern world of dentistry however, it is not just children who are undertaking orthodontic treatments. Indeed, adult orthodontics has never been more popular, with more and more older patients approaching our dental team to get that straighter smile they deserve.
Wait a minute, we hear you say, don’t orthodontics only work on children? Thanks to advances in technology and the sophistication of the aligners, whether you are 8 or 80, as long as you have good oral health, you can undertake orthodontic treatment.
If you are looking for a way to straighten your smile a little or want to realign your upper and lower teeth, come along to Craigentinny for braces in Edinburgh. Our team will assess your teeth and determine the perfect adult orthodontic option to help you get a straighter smile in no time!
But, what are the other advantages of being an adult wearing braces in Edinburgh? Read on to learn more about the benefits of this treatment in adulthood.
Whether you have a severe misalignment or just want to straighten out a few teeth at the front of your mouth, we are certain that one of our orthodontic options at Craigentinny can help!
Advantages of straighter teeth include the health benefits; everything from headaches to excessive acid reflux has been linked to misaligned teeth, so when you come to us for braces in Edinburgh, you will be improving more than just your smile.
Back to that child that we knew who wore aligners for years in school, adult orthodontics should not take as long!
Due to the techniques and design of many adult orthodontics, you may be able to complete treatment in as little as 6 months. So, if you have a wedding on the horizon or another event you want to straighten your smile for, our team may be able to help you!
Of course, the majority of adult life is based on appearance.
Research has found that people who have a straighter smile are deemed as more trustworthy; while that is an obvious benefit, won’t orthodontics involve metal aligners? Adult aligners and treatments are often more discreet and do not cause any negative change to the aesthetics of your smile. So, you can straighten your teeth, without denting your confidence! Brilliant!
Many adult orthodontics, like Invisalign, use computer technology to show you and our teams how your teeth will move during the course of the treatment.
This means there will be no hidden surprises, and you will be more mentally prepared and in control of how your teeth will move.
The technology we use for adult orthodontics at Craigentinny is top of the range; everything from accurate predictions of treatment times, movement of teeth and even 3-D scans will mean your journey to a straighter smile with us will be an easy, worry-free experience.