Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults

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Over the last decade, more and more adults have been seeking orthodontic treatment to improve oral health and make their teeth more aesthetically appealing. This includes the use of braces and aligners to straighten teeth and correct tooth spacing.  

Many adults wonder if braces are right for them and what options they have for orthodontic treatment.  

At Shine Orthodontics we are proud to help adults discover the best orthodontic treatment options for them. Additionally, we are here to answer any questions adults have about orthodontics including, what are the best orthodontic options available for adults? What are the different types of aligners and braces? How do they function? And how do you choose the best orthodontic treatment for you? 

This post will tell you everything you need to know about orthodontic treatment options for adults in Chillicothe, Lebanon, Maineville, Ohio, and beyond. 


What are Some Orthodontic Options for Adults? 


More people today are becoming aware of the benefits of having a healthy smile and are willing to invest in treatments that can improve their overall dental health. Additionally, with advancements in technology, orthodontic treatment has become more accessible, affordable, and convenient for adults. 

The most common orthodontic treatment for adults’ address issues such as: 


  • Overcrowding 

  • Overbite 

  • Underbite 

  • Open bite 

  • Protruding teeth 

  • Jaw pain 

  • Tooth wearing or decay 

  • Gum disease 


The three types of orthodontic options for adults we will look at today, traditional braces, ceramic braces, and aligners. 


Traditional Braces 


Traditional braces use brackets, wires, and elastic bands or metal ties to straighten teeth. Brackets are bonded to the teeth, and a continuous wire is threaded through the brackets and held in place with elastic bands or metal ties. As the wire is tightened over time, it applies gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their correct position. 


Ceramic Braces 


Ceramic braces are a lot like traditional braces, the main difference being that instead of brackets made of metal, the brackets are made of ceramic. The white or see-through ceramics blend in with the patient’s teeth for a more discreet look.  This is the perfect option for those who want the benefit of a bracket rather than aligner and the added bonus of the bracket being inconspicuous.  


Invisible Aligners 


Invisible aligners, such as Invisalign or 3M Aligners are clear, plastic trays that fit over the teeth and gradually shift them into their proper position. They are custom-made to fit each patient's mouth and are virtually invisible, making them a popular choice for adults who want a more discreet orthodontic treatment option. 


The Best Adult Orthodontic Work in Southern Ohio at Shine Orthodontics 


Many adults wonder if orthodontic treatment is right for them.  

Shine Orthodontics believes that everyone deserves a beautiful healthy smile without worry or anxiety. That’s just what you get when you choose Shine Orthodontics as your orthodontist.  

We pride ourselves in creating a welcoming and comforting environment for all our patients, regardless of age or the complexity of the work they need.  

If you need an orthodontic office that you can trust to give you the smile and comfort you deserve, reach out to Shine Orthodontics today! Happy with the Shine Orthodontics difference? Leave us a quick review on Google! 

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