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All You Need To Know About Adult Braces

For any adult considering teeth straightening in Clacton one question they always ask is how long their treatment is likely to last. Unfortunately there is no straight answer to this question since treatment time can take anywhere from several months to a couple of years depending on how complex their situation.

Types of braces

teeth straightening in ClactonMost adults are aware of the traditional metal style of brace which is the most common and cheapest of all options but few are prepared to wear such a visible device on their teeth. Fortunately, with continual advances in orthodontic treatments there is now a wide range of braces to choose from. Some adults opt for ceramic braces which are similar to the metal type but have tooth coloured brackets and wires which make them less noticeable. Lingual braces are another option. This modern style of brace fits behind the teeth, and although it is one of the most expensive types of brace, it’s very popular because it’s invisible. Transparent aligners are another type of braces which use a series of trays that fit over the teeth and are changed every two weeks as treatment progresses. Your orthodontist in Clacton will be able to discuss your options and help you choose one which matches both your budget and lifestyle.

How can you get your braces fitted?

If you’re tired of living with your crooked smile or protruding teeth then you’re never too old for orthodontics. You need to visit your dentist in Clacton for a thorough oral examination and if you need braces then he will pass you on to a qualified orthodontist who can help with the procedure. Sometimes adults can get help from the NHS with the cost of their braces, but it depends on their clinical needs.

What about when treatment has finished?

Once your braces come off you will have to wear retainers to prevent your teeth from moving back to their original position. These are worn to keep your teeth in place as the surrounding gum and bone settles. There are various types of custom retainers including removable and fixed and your orthodontist will recommend the best types for you.

If you’re considering teeth straightening in Clacton then why not come and see how our orthodontists can help you. We offer a wide variety of braces including ‘Fastbraces’ which allow treatment to be completed in as little as three months in some cases. Call Clacton Dental Care today on 01255 221001 or book online via our website at We’re a private and NHS dentist in Clacton committed to the community.

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