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Why do adults get braces?

Why do adults get braces?

Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read more

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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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What is it like for adult to get braces?

What is it like for adult to get braces?

Braces: There are so many adults today with braces and it's never too late to get a healthier, more beautiful smile. However, you can expect some soreness with braces. It will be worth it. ...Read more

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Can adults get clear braces instead of metal braces?

Can adults get clear braces instead of metal braces?

Definitely yes: With traditional braces, you can select metal or clear/ceramic braces. The advantage is ceramic braces blend in with your teeth and aren't as visible. Trust that your orthodontist will make the best decision for you. ...Read more

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Can braces correct malocclusion in adults?

Can braces correct malocclusion in adults?

Yes - depends: Most adults present for braces to improve their smiles. A great new smile provides so many benefits. They may also enter orthodontic treatment to improve the health of their bite or to prepare teeth for needed dental work. In other words, braces absolutely correct malocclusions of adults. ...Read more

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Can i get adult braces even if I have a few cavities?

Can i get adult braces even if I have a few cavities?

Treat the decay firs: You need to get the cavities fixed before braces as braces make oral hygiene more difficult. ...Read more

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I'm an adult. Can braces alone change the structure of my face?

I'm an adult.  Can braces alone change the structure of my face?

Braces: It depends on what your teeth and face looked like before braces. Smaller changes mean smaller results. Are you worried your face will change or are you hoping it will? ...Read more

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Any extra problems when getting braces as an adult? I'd like to get braces and never had them as a kid. Is there anything extra, or extra problems that adults need to worry about? .

Any extra problems when getting braces as an adult? I'd like to get braces and never had them as a kid. Is there anything extra, or extra problems that adults need to worry about?


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Although : Although orthodontists sometimes use the same braces for both adults and children there are many differences in the way they are treated. Adults may present with some degree of periodontal involvement that must be addressed. Also, many adults have missing or worn down teeth, crowns or bridges that were made to fit their old bite, or they may have health issues or are taking medications that may affect tooth movement. Because of these complications, many orthodontists will discourage adults seeking treatment, while others are eager to take on the challenge. ...Read more

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Is there anything that might make it so in-ovation wouldn't work for me? I'm adult who is looking into getting braces, and in-ovation seems like it might be a good option. I'm just wondering if there is anything I should know about in-ovation before setti

Is there anything that might make it so in-ovation wouldn't work for me? I'm adult who is looking into getting braces, and in-ovation seems like it might be a good option. I'm just wondering if there is anything I should know about in-ovation before setti

The : The purpose of any brace or brace system is to provide a way to transmit the force from the wire to the teeth. Whether one type of brace vs. Another (in-ovation or other) will "work", meaning "move your teeth", should not worry you. They all "work"! however, each brace type is designed with different features that can enhance the orthodontic experience, help you keep your braces cleaner, or help reduce the amount of time you are in the office for your adjustment appointments. If you have any specific concerns or would like more information about why your orthodontist uses a specific brace type, you should feel free to ask and they will be happy to answer your questions! congratulations and good luck on starting the journey towards a new smile :). ...Read more

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Could medi-cal cover braces for adults?

Could medi-cal cover braces for adults?

Under the age of 20: Medi-Cal program covers orthodontic treatment (braces) for children who qualify under the age of 20. ...Read more

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