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Adult Braces?

Adult Braces?
Posted on 03/21/2018

So you have an orthodontic problem or your teeth just aren’t as straight as they could be. No problem – orthodontic treatment is just the solution for you. But wait…you may be thinking, “Isn’t orthodontics just for kids?” Thankfully, no! We at Lingenbrink & Caballero Orthodontics want to let you know that we’re proud to be a provider of braces for adults for those in Bremerton, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor, or the surrounding areas. In fact, about a quarter of our patients are actually adults as older patients are starting to be more confident in undergoing the orthodontic process as well. If you’re interested in attaining a more beautiful smile yourself, we’d like to introduce you to our selection of adult braces that we can provide you.


Metal Braces


Metal braces
are the most traditional form of orthodontic treatment, featuring metal wires and brackets to shift a patient’s teeth into their optimal positioning. This type of treatment is incredibly popular for many reasons – it’s economical, effective, and able to correct more complex orthodontic problems. However, it’s not always a great option for all adult patients because the metal brackets can be highly visible. While modern metal braces are smaller than ever, they still pose a problem for adults who want to maintain a professional appearance and don’t want to be seen wearing braces.


Clear Braces


Clear braces
work in the exact same way as metal braces, though they have one major difference – the brackets are made of a clear ceramic material instead of metal. This allows the braces to blend into a patient’s natural tooth color and provide a much more discreet appearance than metal braces. This is a popular type of braces for adults as it offers a similar effectiveness while also being an aesthetically pleasing treatment. The only real downside of clear braces is that the ceramic brackets are more fragile than their metal counterparts.


Invisalign


If you’re looking for the most discreet orthodontic treatment available,
Invisalign is for you! Unlike the previous two treatments, Invisalign doesn’t use brackets and wires to shift teeth – it uses removable aligners. As these aligners are made from clear, polyurethane plastic, it creates a practically invisible treatment; others won’t even recognize that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment! Unfortunately, Invisalign isn’t for all patients as the aligners aren’t always capable of fixing more complex orthodontic problems. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist to see if Invisalign is suitable for you.


Visit Your Provider of Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Gig Harbor Adult Braces!


Ultimately, if you’re unsure which type of adult braces or Invisalign is for you, you can come in for a free consultation where we’ll discuss which treatment we believe is best for you. To schedule an appointment with your orthodontist in Bremerton, Port Orchard, or Gig Harbor, we encourage you to fill out our
appointment request form. If you’re interested in learning more about any of our braces for adults, feel free to contact us and let us know. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and finding you the adult orthodontic treatment that’s perfect for you!


Lingenbrink & Caballero Orthodontics

  • Bremerton/Silverdale Office - 55 N.E. Fairgrounds Rd., Suite 100, Bremerton, WA 98311 Phone: (360) 692-4811
  • Port Orchard/Belfair Office - 1890 Pottery Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366 Phone: (360) 895-9099
  • Gig Harbor Office - 4700 Point Fosdick Dr. N.W., Suite 204, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Phone: (253) 851-8890

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