More and more adults are taking advantage of advances in orthodontic procedures and opting for having their misaligned bite and crooked teeth straightened. Dr. Kevin L. Carlton, DDS, MS offers a number of different methods for adult orthodontics in Wylie for achieving that perfect bite. The path to a beautiful smile starts with an evaluation of your mouth and teeth structure that includes a comprehensive examination and digital imaging. Then our orthodontist will discuss the findings of the examination and the different treatment options that are available for your particular case, each option and their expected outcome will be explained in detail so you can make an informed decision about which is right for you based on your lifestyle needs.
When it comes to adult orthodontics in Wylie our orthodontist uses several different approaches. We do offer the traditional metal braces to our adults patients, these brackets are smaller than they were when you were a child, and so they are less noticeable. For those adults who don’t want metal braces a more popular alternative are clear ceramic braces. Instead of metal these brackets are made of ceramic materials and are either clear or tooth-colored depending on the patient’s choice, the wires are also clear. The advantage of ceramic braces is they are not really noticeable unless someone is very close to the wearer. There are some disadvantages to ceramic braces, namely they are more fragile than metal and have some limitations as to use.
Our orthodontist also offers patients the choice of clear aligners as adult orthodontics in Wylie for cases in which they are applicable. The Simpli5 system uses clear plastic tray-like aligners instead of braces. Nothing is attached to the teeth. The patient wears a series of custom fabricated aligners that gently push the teeth towards their proper position. Each aligner is used for about two weeks and pushes the teeth a little further. The advantages of Simpli5 is that the aligners are virtually invisible, they are also removable for eating and teeth cleaning, so users can eat almost any food without fear of bending or breaking the aligners. However, the Simpli5 system is not appropriate for all patients, so to find out which treatment options are best for you please make an appointment with our office for an evaluation.