Adult Braces FAQ

Do you have burning braces questions? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this post, our Loughborough orthodontists share answers to common queries on adult braces treatment, helping put your mind at rest. Read on to find out who is eligible, pros and cons, and how to book in for personalised treatment.

Can adults have braces?

Yes, there’s no upper age limit on having braces, as long as your mouth, teeth and gums are healthy. However, treatment may not be advised in children under a certain age.

Why should I have adult braces?

Braces are about much more than just creating a straighter, more attractive smile. Adult braces can help correct bite and speech problems; prevent jaw pain and headaches; improve oral health, and even build your confidence. With so many different types of adult brace available, you’re sure to find one that’s suitable for you.

What are the pros and cons of adult braces?

It ultimately depends on the type of brace you choose. Some are removable, which means you can take them out for cleaning them (and your smile), which can make the process easier. Others are clear or with clear components, so the treatment is much more discreet. Lingual braces can be fastened to the back of your smile, while another type focuses on just your central, upper 6 teeth for faster treatment.

Of course, there can be drawbacks to adult braces, just as with any other kind of treatment. Occasionally, patients find them tricky to keep clean or difficult to get used to. In some cases, the cost can be a barrier, though it’s handy to know that we do offer finance for our adult braces.

Will my teeth stay straight?

Most treatments require retainers afterwards, which help your teeth to stay aligned. If you neglect to wear retainers, it could cause your teeth to shift positions.

Do adult braces hurt?

No, although you might experience discomfort when you first start treatment, or in the case of aligners when you switch to your next set. Most patients feel a little pressure when adjustments are made, but nothing that requires pain relief or attention!

How do I book adult braces?

You can contact us! Talk to our team to arrange a consultation for Adult Braces at our Loughborough dental practice today. We look forward to seeing you soon and getting to work on straightening your smile!

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Discuss your options with Dr. Gosal and his professional team and decide what teeth straightening option is suitable for you. The consultation process involves an initial full assessment, followed by full records and X-rays followed by a further detailed discussion to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan and a thorough breakdown of your brace options. There is absolutely no obligation.

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