In the past, orthodontic treatment was mostly associated with children and teenagers. However, more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their dental health and appearance. The good news is that there are many types of braces for adults in South Jordan, Utah, at District Orthodontics. 

The options available for adults range from traditional metal braces to clear aligners. So how do you choose the best type of braces for adult teeth? The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Young. Dr. Young and his team will discuss the different types of braces available and provide some advice to help you make an informed decision.

1. Metal Braces – Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces for adults and kids alike. These braces consist of metal brackets glued to the teeth and connected by wires and elastics. They are highly effective in treating complex orthodontic problems, but many adults are hesitant to wear them due to their evident appearance. However, advances in orthodontic technology have made metal braces smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than ever before.

2. Damon Braces – Thanks to advancements in orthodontic technology, adults can now enjoy straighter teeth and a more confident smile with Damon braces. Unlike traditional braces that rely on rubber bands and metal wires, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that allows for more efficient teeth movement with less discomfort, reduced treatment time, and less frequent appointments. Self-ligating braces can be made of metal or clear material and are a good option for adults who want a more discreet appearance. And Damon braces can be a discreet option for adults looking to improve the alignment of their teeth. Say goodbye to crooked teeth and hello to a more beautiful smile with Damon braces.

3. Clear Aligners – Clear aligners like Invisalign are a popular alternative to traditional braces. They are made of clear plastic trays custom-fitted to your teeth and gradually move them into the correct position. Clear aligners are virtually invisible; you can remove them for eating and brushing your teeth. 

The Steps Involved with Getting Braces for Adults

Rest assured, District Orthodontics of South Jordan is here to guide you every step of the way, and treatment can be fast and comfortable. The following steps are typically involved with getting braces for adults.

Step 1: Initial Consultation

The first step in getting braces as an adult is to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Young. During this appointment, our team will examine your teeth, take X-rays and photographs, and discuss your goals for treatment. Based on this information, we will recommend the best type of braces for your specific needs and provide an estimate of the cost and duration of treatment.

Step 2: Treatment Planning

Once you proceed with treatment, Dr. Young will create a customized treatment plan. This plan will include the specifics of your orthodontic treatment, such as the type of braces you’ll be receiving, the length of treatment, and any necessary adjustments along the way. You’ll also receive instructions on caring for your braces properly and what to expect during the treatment process.

Step 3: Braces Placement

The next step in the process is to have your braces placed. The placement process will vary depending on the braces type you go with. You may experience some discomfort and soreness in the days following the placement of your braces, but this is normal, and you can manage it with over-the-counter pain relievers and a soft diet.

Step 4: Adjustments and Progress Check-Ins

Throughout your treatment, you’ll need to visit us occasionally for adjustments to your braces. These adjustments will help ensure that your teeth are moving according to plan and that your treatment progresses as intended. Dr. Young will also periodically check your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.

Step 5: Removal and Retention

Once your treatment is complete, we will remove your braces. We will then fit you with a retainer to help keep your teeth in their new positions and prevent them from returning to their original positions. It’s essential to follow all instructions provided by our team when it comes to retainer wear and care to ensure the long-term success of your treatment.

Braces for Adults in South Jordan

Choosing the best type of braces for adult teeth depends on many factors, including your specific orthodontic needs, lifestyle, and budget. At District Orthodontics of South Jordan, our experienced team can help you weigh your options and choose the best braces for you. Whether you choose traditional metal braces, clear aligners, or the Damon system, the benefits of orthodontic treatment extend far beyond just improving the look of your smile. Properly aligning your teeth and bite can improve your overall health and even reduce your risk of problems later in life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile.