Braces for adults
The choice of orthodontic appliances available today, including invisible braces, has meant more and more adults are opting for treatment for cosmetic reasons.
Some of the more common reasons adults come to us for treatment include:
- to improve the appearance of the teeth and face
- to correct teeth which have crowded with age or have started to drift following gum disease
- to move teeth prior to crown, bridgework or implant work
- to improve the health of the teeth and gums
- to improve function i.e. to make it easier to eat
Starting your treatment
At Share A Smile Orthodontics, we recommend our patients come in for a free consultation so we can assess your individual treatment needs and whether or not you can benefit from orthodontics. If you are interested in going ahead with treatment, photographs, impressions and all the necessary records will be taken.
Our orthodontist will then analyse the information and inform you of all your treatment options and the costs involved. Usually this can be decided at the initial appointment; however, if treatment is more complex a further appointment to discuss treatment may be needed.
Alternatively you can come in and see our treatment coordinator for a free 20 minute appointment. No clinical advice will be given, but we can inform you of the appliances we offer and the payment plans we have available.
Orthodontic treatment for your lifestyle
Many adults have put off having orthodontic treatment because life is simply too busy. Juggling work and family commitments often leaves very little time for a brand new smile. But these days orthodontic treatment fits easily into your lifestyle. Invisalign aligners only require a check up every eight weeks, and that could be even less with dental monitoring, a smartphone app that enables our team to track the progress of your treatment via your smartphone.
Our team can explain to you just how easy it is to fit orthodontic treatment into your lifestyle when you come in for your free consultation – at a time that’s convenient for you of course!
Adult orthodontics before and afters
Anita had upper and lower fixed appliances for 19 months. She had to wear elastics to help with her bite. She was 28-years-old at the start of treatment.
Vida had an upper fixed appliance for 15 months. She was 47-years-old at the start of treatment.
Cara had treatment done in time for her wedding. She had upper and lower fixed appliances and had to wear elastics to help with her bite. Treatment lasted 10 months. She was 28-years-old at the start of treatment.
Ida had upper and lower fixed appliances for 14 months. She had to wear elastics to help with her bite. She was 28-years-old at the start of treatment.
Amanda had upper and lower fixed appliances for 15 months. She had to wear elastics to help with her bite. She was 25-years-old at the start of treatment.
Alison had upper and lower removable clear aligners for two years. She was 27-years-old at the start of treatment.
Margaret had a fraenectomy done by Pieter at the start of treatment. She then had upper and lower fixed appliances and elastics. Treatment lasted 15 months. She also had her two missing lower back teeth replaced by implants, which was done by Inus. She was 49-years-old at the start of treatment.