Adults of any age can get braces or aligners. Some adults also seek treatment to realign
their teeth after the placement of dental crowns, implants, or veneers.
Traditional metal braces are an affordable and effective treatment option. Metal braces fix severe or mild teeth crowding, most bite issues, and spaced teeth, among others.
The brackets on metal braces are gold or silver, with
o-shaped rubber bands that tie around each one. Traditional braces are also durable, strong, and can withstand most treatment forces.
Adults can also get them if they do not mind having visible brackets on their teeth for a long period
Ceramic braces, which are often called "clear braces,"
are similar to traditional metal braces because
they have the same functionality.
They are also the same size and shape as metal braces.
However, ceramic braces consist of archwires
and tooth-colored brackets, rather than silver or gold brackets. The o-shaped rubber bands around each bracket are also clear or white. This allows them
to blend in better with your natural teeth.
Lingual braces are also metal braces. However, instead of attaching to the front of your teeth, they are placed on the back of your teeth. They are the least visible form of metal braces but can be more uncomfortable since they are closer to your tongue.