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Orthodontic options for adults are similar to those for children and teenagers, but there are a few additional considerations for adults due to their different dental needs and preferences. Here are some orthodontic options for adults.

Traditional Braces:

Adults can opt for traditional metal or ceramic braces to correct various dental issues. Ceramic braces are less noticeable as they blend with the natural tooth colour.

Clear Aligners (e.g. Invisalign)

Clear aligners are popular among adults due to their discreet appearance and comfort. They are removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene and eat without restrictions.

Lingual Braces:

Lingual braces are attached to the back (lingual) surface of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the front. They are a discreet option for adults who prefer hidden braces.

Self-Ligating Braces:

These braces reduce friction and can potentially lead to shorter treatment times. They are a good option for adults who are looking for efficient treatment.

Accelerated Orthodontics:

Some systems, such as “fast braces,” use special techniques or devices to expedite the orthodontic process, reducing treatment time.

Veneers or Crowns:

In cases of minor misalignment, porcelain veneers or crowns can be used to improve the appearance of teeth. However, these options are primarily cosmetic and may not address underlying bite issues.


Adults who had orthodontic treatment earlier in life might require retainers to maintain their teeth’s alignment over time.

Surgical Orthodontics:

In some cases of severe misalignment, jaw discrepancies, or skeletal issues, orthodontic treatment might be combined with orthognathic (jaw) surgery for optimal results.

When considering orthodontic treatment as an adult, it’s important to consult with an orthodontist who has experience working with adult patients. They can evaluate your specific needs, lifestyle, and preferences to recommend the most suitable treatment option for achieving your desired results.

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