Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Do you worry that you are too old for braces? Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers. More and more adults are getting braces in Farmington, New Mexico.
At Orthodontics, Inc., we recognize that our patients have different preferences. Some prefer the traditional route of straightening the teeth while others wish for a more cosmetic solution. Because of this, we offer several straightening options.
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to gently apply pressure to your teeth and move them over time. The brackets are bonded to the front of the teeth and connected with a wire. Our orthodontist will tighten the wire every four to six weeks to slowly move the teeth, jaw, or both into place.
If the idea of wearing metal brackets isn’t appealing, consider ceramic braces. The brackets are the same color as your teeth, so they are much harder to see. This option usually costs more than traditional braces.
Ask Drs. Wilson and Cowley about clear aligners if you would like to skip brackets and wires altogether. Most people will not realize that you are straightening your teeth. These plastic trays fit over the teeth and they can be taken out when you eat, brush, and floss.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about adult braces and to schedule an appointment with our orthodontists.