It’s not an unreasonable question to ask your dentist in Melbourne. Given that your teeth would already have erupted and settled into a more permanent position you may be wondering if braces will make a difference or if it’s ok to get braces as an adult.
Certainly there are many orthodontic treatments you can receive as an adult and braces is one of them. More and more adults are opting for braces to fix a long term issue with their teeth but each case is different. It’s best to discuss your options with one of our dentists in Melbourne cbd.
The Types of Braces
Adults have the same options with braces as kids but tend toward being more conservative in choices of visibility of braces and band colours. Invisalign is a consideration for clear braces if it’s viable, however you’ll need to consult with our qualified dentists at Holistic Dental Melbourne cbd as to the best type of braces for you.
Considerations for Braces when Aging
Studies have shown that your overall health is linked to your oral health. When you see our dentist in Melbourne we will discuss your health, any medications you are on and assess your overall dental condition.
As we age there are changes to the periodontium (tissue that surrounds and supports the teeth). Changes in the bone, tissue and immune system may mean more dental issues as you age. When we conduct an oral assessment we will be able to determine if braces are the best option for you.
How Long will I Need to Wear Braces?
Braces may need to be worn for longer as adults than children. As you can imagine, children’s teeth are moving and growing along with their jaw, whereas adult teeth have been in place for some time and harder to move once the roots are established.
How long you will need to wear braces for as an adult will also depend on the correction needed. Something minor as a tooth straightening may only take a few months. If you have more complex dental issues then it may take up to 3 years to improve your teeth and oral health.
Do adult teeth move back after braces?
Teeth are continually shifting, even if only slightly. You may have noticed the change in your teeth gaps or position of your teeth as you have matured. Our dentist will advise you on after-care treatment once your braces have been removed.
Why Choose Holistic Dental Melbourne DBC for your Adult Braces
We know the importance of taking a holistic approach to your dental care. Our principal dentist has over 20 years experience and works with a compassionate and highly qualified team of dentists in Melbourne who will advise whether braces are right for you, as an adult.
We welcome your questions about braces so you can make an informed choice. Call our friendly team today or better still, make a time to see us.