Thanks to adult braces, it’s possible to achieve a beautiful and symmetrical smile no matter your age. At Constant and Contro Orthodontics, the team of expert orthodontists offers various types of adult braces, including traditional metal braces, clear aligners, and lingual braces. To make an appointment at the practice in Cupertino or Palo Alto, California, call the nearest office today or click the online booking feature.

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What are adult braces?

Adult braces are orthodontic appliances that correct the position of your teeth, jaw, and bite. You might think adult orthodontic treatment is only for kids and teens, but that’s far from the case. More and more adults are getting braces as well.

If your teeth and jaw aren’t properly aligned, you’re more likely to experience tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing. Adult orthodontics can correct these and other issues, enhancing your oral health.

By partnering with the team at Constant and Contro Orthodontics, you can achieve a beautiful and symmetrical smile in as little as a year. Treatment is safe and effective and can even improve your oral health. When your teeth are properly aligned, they’re easier to clean and take care of.

How are adult braces different from children’s braces?

The main difference between adult braces and children’s braces is the time it takes to reposition your teeth. Children’s jaws grow until the age of 18, so it’s easier to manipulate them with orthodontic appliances.

As an adult, your teeth and jaw are fully developed. As a result, it takes more planning and effort to achieve satisfactory results.

What are the types of adult braces?

At Constant and Contro Orthodontics, the team offers several types of adult braces, including:

Conventional braces

Conventional braces are bonded to the front of your teeth. They feature thin archwires, metal brackets, and rubber bands. These components place mild pressure on your teeth and jaw, improving their alignment and position.

Removable aligners

If you have a mild alignment issue that won’t take long to correct, the team might recommend removable aligners. Removable aligners are made of plastic and fit snugly over your teeth. It’s important to wear them for 20-22 hours a day, only removing them to eat or brush and floss.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are similar to conventional braces. The difference is that the brackets are made of ceramic instead of metal. Ceramic brackets blend in with your teeth, so the braces are less noticeable.

Lingual braces

Lingual braces are like conventional braces, but they’re bonded to the back of your teeth instead of the front. Lingual braces are invisible to others, but they’re more challenging to clean and care for.

Are adult orthodontics right for me?

Before recommending adult orthodontics, your Constant and Contro Orthodontics provider conducts an oral exam and takes a series of oral X-rays. After assessing the alignment and position of your teeth and jaw, they can determine if you’re a candidate for treatment.

To explore the benefits of adult orthodontics, make an appointment at Constant and Contro Orthodontics by calling the nearest office today or clicking the online booking feature.