What are adult braces?

Braces are dental appliances consisting of metal or ceramic wire or plastic trays that are placed against the teeth’s surface in order to straighten irregularly aligned teeth. Adult braces are those fitted specifically on adults. In the United States, about 20% of orthodontic work is being done on patients above 18 years of age. People as old as 60 have had successful braces treatment.

Braces for adults are very similar to braces for young people but are usually more complicated. This is because older patients already have set teeth that may be more difficult and may take longer to reposition. Also, older people tend to have other dental problems such as gum disease and plaque buildup that need to be addressed before braces can be fitted.

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