Braces for adults and teens at Turó Park Dental and Medical Center
Many adults and teenagers reject the idea of wearing braces because of how others may perceive them.
However, as healthcare providers, we know how important correct alignment of your teeth is to your overall health. A healthy smile with straight teeth and jaws help you to:
- Chew your food more completely, so that you have better nutrition
- Speak more clearly
- Swallow correctly
- Breath more easily
- Better clean your teeth and gums, reducing your risks for cavities, gum disease, and poor oral health later on
- Treat other chronic disorders and conditions such as TMJ (temporal-mandibular-joint) disorders, snoring, and teeth-grinding (bruxism).
If you're considering having your teeth straightened but the thought of having to wear metal braces for months discourage you from receiving treatment, then you should know that there are now great alternatives to conventional metal braces.
The Turó Park Medical and Dental Center team offers you two better options to fix your smile. Both lingual orthodontics and the Invisalign method quickly and successfully give you the smile you want in a discreet and more comfortable way. Even better, they have less impact on your usual activities or foods you can eat and can usually be completed within just one year.
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Why should adults get braces?
Having straight teeth can be important for everybody and at any age. And, contrary to what you might think, there is actually no age limit for someone to get braces as long as your teeth are in relatively good condition and you maintain good oral hygiene.
If you are not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth or if you have bite problems (underbite, overbite, misalignment, crossbite, gaps, etc), do not hesitate in seeking advice from a dentist or orthodontist who can recommend the best treatment depending on the severity of the problem and a balance between braces price, comfort, appearance, and results.
Our expert English-speaking orthodontic team, conveniently located in Turó Park, Barcelona can offer you a consultation and examination to discuss what kind of orthodontics will give you the smile you want, as quickly, discretely, and painlessly as modern orthodontics allow.
For more information, please visit our orthodontist, Dr. Madeleine Smit, website by clicking here.
Invisible orthodontics : the alternative to braces for adults and teens
What are lingual orthodontics?
With lingual orthodontics, the braces or brackets attach to the back of your teeth, so that they are not visible when you smile.
Lingual orthodontics work best for adults and adolescents who already have all of their permanent teeth (with the exception of the wisdom teeth). Patients typically complete treatment with lingual braces in 18 months.
Our English-speaking orthodontist works in close collaboration with a computer technician to design the system of brackets and pins attached to your teeth and the dental arch which gradually moves the teeth with adjustments over time.
The advantages of lingual braces
Besides being completely invisible while straightening your teeth, lingual braces effectively correct most bite problems.
In addition, lingual braces are custom fit to each patient, which ensures a higher level of comfort.
How does the Invisalign method work?
This new state-of-the-art technology has literally revolutionized the world of adult orthodontics.
The Invisalign system consists of transparent aligners, similar to mouthguards, but made of much thinner, clear plastic. Using computer modeling, our orthodontist creates a system of custom-fitted aligners which you will wear 22-24 hours a day. As your teeth slowly move, you will change to the next aligner, approximately every 2 weeks.
The advantages of Invisalign
The biggest advantage of Invisalign is that these aligners can be removed for meals, important meetings, and for tooth brushing.
Patients using the Invisalign method report less mouth and tongue injury or irritation than patients with traditional braces. Successful and quick treatment with the Invisalign Method requires a motivated patient committed to wearing their aligners as much as possible.
Our tips for adults with braces
The importance of caring for your teeth during your time in braces cannot be stressed enough. Our orthodontist recommends to brush your teeth after every time you eat using a a soft toothbrush with round bristles, or an electric toothbrush if you prefer. In addition, you can use a floss threader or orthodontic flosser to clean the spaces between your teeth.
If you use Invisalign aligners, you should also keep them clean, soaking them at least once a day in a denture cleaner or in Invisalign cleaning crystals and brushing them soflty.
In addition to maintaining a good oral hygiene, you also need to be more aware of what you eat when you wear braces. You should especially avoid sugary food, as it can cause plaque to build up around the brackets, as well as sticky and chewy foods that can become stuck and be hard to remove from braces.
How much do braces cost for adults at Turó Park Dental and Medical Center?
It is hard to give an average price for adult braces as an orthodontic treatments is highly personalized based on both the orthodontist and the patient. Indeed, it can vary greatly depending on the type of braces and the duration of the treatment.
If you want to know precisely the cost of the treatment adapted to your situation, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Madeleine Smit. After a careful study of your teeth, she will offer you different treatment plans according to your personal preferences and expectations.
As an indication, at Turó Park Dental and Medical Center, lingual orthodontic treatments cost generally between € 1,710 and € 6,800, while Invisalign treatments cost between € 1,700 and € 5,500.
For more information, do not hesitate to consult our page dedicated to prices by clicking here.
If you’re an adult interested in exploring the possibilities of orthodontic care, do not hesitate to contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (+34 932 529 729), if you need more information or would like to schedule a dental appointment. Our English-speaking medical staff will be happy to answer any of your questions. We look forward to seeing you (and your teeth) very soon!
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