Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Do you worry that you are too old for braces? Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers. More and more adults are getting braces in San Jose, California.
At Phan Orthodontics, we recognize that our patients have different preferences. Some prefer the traditional route of straightening the teeth while others wish for a more cosmetic solution. Because of this, we offer several straightening options.
These braces use metal brackets and wires to gently apply pressure to your teeth and move them over time. The brackets are attached to the front of the teeth and connected with a wire. The wire is tightened every four to six weeks to slowly move the teeth, jaw, or both into place.
Consider ceramic braces if the idea of wearing metal brackets isn’t appealing. The brackets are matched to the color of your teeth, so they are not very noticeable. This option usually costs more than regular braces.
If you would like to skip brackets and wires altogether, ask Dr. Derick Phan about clear aligners. Most people will not realize that you are straightening your teeth. These plastic trays fit over the teeth and they can be taken out when you eat, brush, and floss.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about adult braces and to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist.