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Adult Braces services offered in Tucson, AZ


Are there things about your smile you’d like to change? If so, adult braces offer a solution and are available from the experienced orthodontic team at Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry in Tucson, Arizona. If you’d like to explore your options in greater detail, call or click to schedule a visit today.

Adult Braces Q&A

What are adult braces?

Adult braces offer the chance to improve the alignment of your teeth, even if you are long past your teenage years. Orthodontic treatment is increasingly popular among adults. 

 

Some adults come in for braces because they couldn’t go through treatment during childhood. For others, the results of early orthodontic treatment did not last. Numerous things can cause your teeth to shift after orthodontic care. 

 

Not wearing your retainer is one common cause, but other things allow teeth to shift out of alignment. Your teeth are under continuous pressure due to chewing and having your tongue press against the back of your teeth. Losing one or more teeth can also destabilize your bite, allowing teeth to move and shift. 

How do adult braces work to straighten teeth?

Adult braces work the same way as braces for children and teens. Orthodontic treatment focuses on creating gentle pressure that slowly shifts teeth into optimal positioning. The difference between various systems is how that pressure is delivered. 

 

Traditional metal braces use a system of brackets affixed to the teeth and treatment wires to create pressure. You can choose tooth-colored ceramic braces that blend with your teeth. Invisalign® is a tray-based alignment system that uses removable plastic trays to improve the alignment of your smile. 

How long does it take to go through adult braces treatment?

Everyone has a unique set of needs when it comes to orthodontic care. Treatment times are different for each individual, but there are some things you can do to move through your treatment as swiftly as possible. 

 

It’s important to follow your orthodontist’s instructions on caring for your braces and when to come in for treatment. Broken brackets and wires change the pressure your braces deliver and can slow your treatment time. 

 

Missing scheduled appointments means you could fall behind on having your wires replaced in metal braces, and you might not receive your next set of aligners with Invisalign. It’s important to avoid missed or rescheduled appointments to keep your treatment on track. 

 

If you have additional questions about adult braces, call Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry to schedule a visit. Online booking is also available, allowing you to book from home, any time of day or night.