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Adult Orthodontics and Braces in Clarksville

As an adult, taking proper care of your teeth is even more important than it was in your childhood. These teeth will be with you forever, and if you want to have the healthiest, most camera-ready smile, visiting an orthodontist is an essential step. Reflections Orthodontics specializes in solving issues involving your teeth, jaws or bite misalignment.

Do Adults Need Braces?

When you hear the word “braces,” you likely think of a teenager correcting crooked teeth or an overbite. However, these concerns can also occur in adulthood, and adult braces are more common than you think. Adult orthodontics is also popular after having another procedure on the teeth, such as placing veneers, dental crowns or implants.

Your orthodontist may recommend braces if they notice any of these conditions during examinations:

  • Crowded or overly spaced teeth
  • Malocclusion, otherwise known as an over or underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Irregularities in the face or jaw structure

Avoiding braces when you need them can lead to pronounced difficulties down the road, such as trouble eating or cleaning teeth, headaches, self-consciousness and an increased risk of dental damage.

Our Braces for Adult Teeth

Although braces are for people of any age, the options become more limited for adults. Typically, kids get braces between the ages of 10 and 14 because their adult teeth have grown in, but their jaw hasn’t finished developing. This stage makes it the perfect time to correct misalignments with the teeth.

In adulthood, the jaw is fully developed, so braces can take longer to work. Orthodontists are also unable to use other assistive technology, like headgear and spacers. Most adults choose one of these options for corrective procedures:

  • Metal braces: Metal braces have been the standard for adults for a long time. The orthodontist cements metal plates to the teeth, and they’re held together by wires and rubber bands. While the braces may be irritating for the first few days, this pain goes away soon and they’ll help remedy concerns like crooked teeth, overbites and spacing in as little as 18 months.
  • Ceramic braces: Adult ceramic braces work similarly to the traditional metal ones, though the ceramic plates are clear. They blend in better with the look of your teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing outcome.
  • Invisalign®: Avoid the traditional braces look entirely with Invisalign for adults. Invisalign aligners are a relatively recent addition to the world of orthodontics. Instead of attaching plates to the teeth, the orthodontist prescribes you a set of tray aligners that move your teeth into place. You’ll wear the trays for about 22 hours a day, removing them to eat and brush your teeth, and replace them every two weeks.

Find Your Perfect Smile With Reflections Orthodontics

At Reflections Orthodontics, our teams of administrators and clinicians are here to help you get a smile you can be confident in. We’re proud to be a top orthodontic provider in the Clarksville, Tennessee, area.

If you’re ready to invest in your smile and rebuild your confidence, contact us online or call our North Clarksville location at 931-552-1339 today. We’re sure you’ll be satisfied with the results from the premier orthodontic practice in the area!

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