An orthodontic treatment can straighten teeth and give adults of any age a beautiful smile. The patient needs to have healthy gums and teeth for the procedure to succeed. The treatment is faster, more accurate, and more discrete with advanced orthodontic technology. Adult orthodontics can be used to resolve conditions like:

  • Spaced teeth
  • Crocked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Under, over, or open bite
  • Misplaced teeth

There are different forms of adult orthodontic treatment. Depending on an individual’s problem, one of the following treatments may be recommended.

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces are the most affordable form of orthodontic treatment. Metal braces have brackets made of either gold or silver and tied rubber bands around them. The braces treat severe or mild tooth crowding, spaced teeth, and other teeth problems. Traditional braces are very strong and durable. They are mostly used by children but can be used by adults as well.


This treatment involves using clear aligners that are removable and easy to use. This is a great form of orthodontic treatment suitable for both adults and children. The therapy has numerous benefits: accurate, easy to remove, and very comfortable. The only disadvantage with Invisalign treatment is that the aligners require upkeep. A set of Invisalign is used for 1-2 weeks and is worn for 22 hours in a day to achieve the best results.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth. This makes them completely hidden and unnoticeable. Lingual braces are mostly used by patients who don’t want their braces to be seen as they are the least form of braces. Lingual braces can be uncomfortable as they are placed close to the tongue.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramics braces are very similar to traditional braces since they have the same functionality, shape, and size. The major difference is that ceramic braces have arch wires and tooth-colored brackets. The rubber bands around the brackets are also clear and they blend perfectly with natural teeth.

Advantages of Adult Orthodontics

The main advantage of adult orthodontics is that they improve the appearance of the teeth and facial structure by improving a patient’s smile and boosting their confidence. Adult orthodontics make teeth easier to take care, preventing decay and infections.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn About Adult Orthodontics

Adult orthodontics requires specialized dentists experienced in the different forms of treatments. At Cochran Family Dental, you will be able to get the orthodontic treatment necessary to improve your smile and boost your confidence. We serve the cities of Leesburg, Ashburn, and Purcellville with modern and comprehensive dental care services. To learn more about the services we offer, call us today to schedule an appointment at 703-771-9034, or email us using the contact form on this page.

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