What is the Process of Getting Braces for Adults?

Lots of adults shun straightening their teeth out of the fear of being seen wearing braces in public. The same adults are usually very self-conscious about their crooked teeth. If you’re in the same boat, you can either choose to have a beautiful smile or continue to worry about your issue. Transforming your smile is clearly a better option. Learn more about the process of getting braces for adults and aftercare tips below.

The Process of Getting Braces for Adults

The teeth are first cleaned in order to pave the way for a smooth fitting of the bracket. The next step involves an orthodontist attaching metal brackets on your teeth. He may decide to attach the metal on all or part of your teeth depending on your condition and needs. Normally, dental cement is used to attach the brackets. After the brackets are fitted, the orthodontist uses a wire to thread through the metal to form braces. The wire plays an important role in tightening or loosening your teeth to achieve the desired position.

After the process of fitting braces is complete, adults are required to attend visits regularly to have their braces adjusted until the desired result is achieved. In addition, taking care of teeth through brushing and flossing is crucial during this period because food tends to get stuck in braces quite often. Failure to observe good dental hygiene during this time can lead to problems.

Of course, this is information about metal braces. We offer options for braces for adults at the office of Brodie Bowman, DMD, including mini-diamond braces, SmartClip braces, clear braces, and Invisalign®.

Get Expert Help

Getting braces for adults is highly recommended if you have crooked teeth. Don’t let people’s opinions dictate how you should lead your life, especially when it comes to wearing braces. However, if you’re too self-conscious to wear metal braces in public, talk to Dr. Brodie Bowman about other options to straighten your teeth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Fort Walton Beach or Niceville.