Do you hate them to the point of avoiding bright lipstick, laughing, talking and smiling without lifting your hand up to cover your mouth? Me too, and so like hundreds of other UK adults, I have traded the indignity of a crooked smile for the indignity of wearing an adult brace. However, when it comes to my own wonky smile, I am less forgiving.
Katherine had upper and lower braces treatment. The upper braces were clear ceramic brackets — not as aesthetic as Invisalign, but better looking than metal brackets. Her treatment took 13 months total.
It's always been my lifelong dream to get braces. Strange, I know. Since I was a kid, I envied my classmates and their glistening, metal-covered teeth.
We hope our selection of before and after braces photos show you what can be achieved using fixed or removable braces. Not only can braces straighten your teeth, but they can change your whole face by widening the arch of your teeth for a broader, beautiful smile. Sometimes patients have braces to get their teeth into the best possible position for other treatments.
Getting your teeth straightened as an adult is a very different experience than it is as a young person. Adults may need more specialized care, and you may also need to wear braces for longer than a young person would. Book your adult braces consultation online or by phone today.
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But how long do adults need to wear braces for and are treatment times different compared to children? Just like teenagers, adults want to know how long their treatment will take. Every case is unique and treatment could take from several months to three years.
Getting braces as an adult is very common. The procedure for adult braces before and after is similar to that of children, but if you're new to it, here's what you can expect when your braces finally come off. Having braces removed is typically pain-free.