Braces (AKA orthodontics) is probably the most requested form of dental treatment nowadays. No surprises her, with the increased demand for a beautiful and perfect smile, and the increase in social standards of beauty. Braces can treat all problems related to the arrangement of your teeth. If you suffer from spacing, crowding, crooked teeth or other issues, making your teeth abnormally situated in your jaw, then braces are the answer for you.
A few years ago, you wouldn’t have heard of adults requesting braces. Nowadays, the situation is actually reversed. Adults of today request braces even more than kids. No longer would you be surprised to find out that “adult orthodontics near me” is actually one of the highest rated search terms on google.
Who needs braces?
Orthodontics is the art and science of teeth arrangement. The following are a few examples of who would need braces:
Crowded teeth (AKA crooked teeth):
Crowding is the most common form of teeth mis-arrangement. Crowded teeth are usually bigger than the size of the jaw, so they end up either out of position (meaning outside or inside the curve of the jaw) or rotated around its axis. Wither way they look ghastly.
The opposite of crowding. When the teeth are too small for the jaw, they are arranged far away from each other, resulting in large spaces between them. These spaces appear as black triangles or rectangles, and the smile is highly compromised.
Overbites (also known as deep bites):
Normally, the upper teeth slightly cover the lower teeth. Overbite means your upper teeth completely cover the lower teeth. In some cases the problem is so severe that the teeth end up injuring the gums.
The opposite of overbites. In these cases, the upper teeth lie far away from the lower teeth, so that even when you are biting down fully, your teeth don’t touch each other. Needless to say that this problem not only affects the looks, but speech and eating as well.
What are the options available?
Traditional metallic braces:
The most commonly used solution. However, it is rarely suitable for adults because of its looks.
An esthetic option compared to metallic braces. The brackets are made of clear ceramic rather than metal, and the wires are treated with a white composite, improving the appearance greatly.
The orthodontist would bind the brackets to the inner rather than the outer surface of the teeth. This type is quite invisible, so suitable for adults. However, it is quite annoying to the tongue and palate.
Probably the best option for adults. Invisalign contains no brackets nor wires. Instead, the system uses transparent molds that are placed on the outer surface of teeth.
Where can I find a provider of adult orthodontics near me?
There are a lot of orthodontist in your area, but only a few with the experience required to produce excellent results. Dr. Jerek Petrous, Dr. John Marx and the team at Petrous Orthodontics are experts in orthodontics. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Madison Heights MI, or would like to schedule a complementary consultation with Dr. Jerek Petrous or Dr. John Marx contact Petrous Orthodontics at: (248) 588-2020