Adult Braces in Houston - Dr. Larry A. Rose
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one of every five orthodontic patients is over the age of twenty-one. For adults who may be concerned about the visual appearance of braces, there are choices of cosmetic braces offered at Houston Area Orthodontics. These include tooth colored appliances as well as Invisalign®. Dr. Rose will discuss the various types of appliances available and advises as to which will be appropriate for your orthodontic treatment need.
Types of Braces for Adults
Ceramic braces are made of translucent materials which mean they're less visible, making them perfect for adults who'd rather clandestinely straighten their teeth. This includes actors, cheerleaders, athletes, and other public performers that may require a less noticeable orthodontic appliance.
Hi-Tech Stainless Steel Braces
Hi-tech metal braces are more pleasant when compared to other types of orthodontic braces. Plus, some patients enjoy the opportunity to personalize their braces with different rubber band colors. Metal braces aren’t for everyone and Dr. Larry A. Rose will explain the differences in the standard metal braces and the enhanced variety, hi-tech metal braces used at Houston Area Orthodontics.
Invisible Orthodontic Appliances
Invisalign® orthodontic treatment is a low-key and invisible approach to straightening teeth. Not only are the braces invisible they can be taken out while eating or drinking. Plus brushing and flossing aren't as difficult. Not all orthodontic patients are candidates for Invisalign® treatment, but ceramic appliances can be used for those patients who would like a less noticeable orthodontic appliance.
Please visit our Invisalign® page to learn more about this treatment option.