BRACES FOR ADULTS

At Bekish Orthodontics, we believe in quality and affordable orthodontic treatment for all ages. When it comes to braces, treatment for adults differs a bit from that of treatment for kids and teens. We want to keep our patients educated in order to help provide the best treatment and service possible. 

braces for adults in fort worth tx

BRACES FOR ADULTS IN
FORT WORTH, TX

Braces are an orthodontic treatment that correct issues with your teeth such as gaps, crowding, and misalignment. Your braces will slowly align and straighten your teeth so you can have your desired bite and smile. Braces come in different forms and shapes, and your orthodontist at our dental office in Fort Worth, TX, will consult with you to provide the best treatment plan. 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRACES FOR ADULTS?

Technology has advanced in recent years, and traditional braces are no longer the only option. Technology has made braces smaller, more comfortable, discreet, faster, and more effective. Here are the main types of braces used today:

 

  • Traditional metal braces

  • Ceramic braces

  • Lingual Braces

  • Self-ligating braces

  • Clear Aligners like Invisalign® and Clear Correct

HOW DO DIFFERENT TYPES OF BRACES WORK?

Your orthodontist in Fort Worth, TX, will ask you questions about your health, conduct a clinical exam, take a digital scan of your teeth, order x-rays of your head and mouth and take photos of your face and teeth before deciding on an ideal treatment plan that best fits your unique situation.

 

Here is how different braces work:

adult with braces in fort worth tx

Traditional Metal Braces  

These braces are most popular amongst children and teens. They work by applying brackets to the teeth with a wire, which begins to move the teeth into the desired position. Your orthodontist will make adjustments every four to eight weeks to move the teeth into place. The timeline of this treatment depends on your unique case.
 

Ceramic Braces

These braces are made of tooth-colored material and are clear. They work similarly to metal braces, but they are less visible and slightly larger than metal braces. A patient who chooses ceramic braces for treatment is usually teens or adults who want a more discreet look. Ceramic braces are also more affordable than metal braces.

 

Lingual Braces

These braces are the least common form of treatment on the market and are specialized, which means they require a set of orthodontic skills that are not easy to find. These braces get placed behind the teeth and offer a discreet advantage that no other braces offer. Although lingual braces are discreet, they can have an effect on your speech in the beginning. 

 

Self-Ligating Braces 

These braces work similarly to metal and ceramic braces and are available in metal and clear materials. They rely on wire and brackets to move the teeth. The difference between them is that they use doors or clips to hold the wire in place rather than elastic ties, which makes them easier to adjust.

 

Clear Aligners 

These types of braces are revolutionary and have become very popular in the last decade. They are transparent, making them nearly impossible for others to see, which is a great way to keep your treatment discreet.
 

Invisalign®

These clear aligners are easily removable, making it easy to eat, brush and floss. They require much less time for treatment than traditional braces and require shorter appointment times in some cases. Invisalign® is especially great in patients who need a quick touch-up or have mild to moderate dental problems.
 

Clear Correct

These clear aligners offer three options; limited, six limited, 12, and unlimited. Limited 6 is the most affordable option, and limited 12 is suitable for mild misalignments. Unlimited includes as many aligners as you need, which can help with severe overbites and misalignments. 

adult patient with braces

BENEFITS OF BRACES FOR ADULTS

The benefits of the different types of braces available are:

 

  • Gum disease prevention

  • Tooth decay prevention

  • Improved comfort

  • Improved confidence

  • Improved digestive health

  • Reduced risk of damaged teeth

  • Reduced risk of potential dental issues

  • Bone erosion prevention

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR BRACES?

Your orthodontist in Fort Worth, TX, will recommend the best braces treatment plan for your unique situation. You may be a good candidate for braces if you have any of the following issues with your teeth:

 

  • Underbite

  • Overbite

  • Crossbite

  • Open bite

  • Overjet

 

The following candidates for the different types of braces are:

 

  • Traditional metal braces - These are best suited for candidates who need an affordable option to straighten their smile. They are recommended for patients who have severely crooked teeth.
     

  • Ceramic braces - These are best suited for candidates who need faster treatment that is less noticeable. 
     

  • Lingual braces - These are best suited for candidates who need a more personalized treatment for their teeth and who also want a less noticeable treatment as they are placed on the back of the teeth. 
     

  • Self-ligating braces - These are best suited for candidates who don't want discomfort and need faster treatment results and fewer dental office visits.
     

  • Clear aligners like Invisalign® and Clear Correct - These aligners are best suited for candidates who would like a modern approach to fixing their teeth. Clear aligners are discreet and work faster than other braces do.

WHAT IS THE COST OF BRACES FOR ADULTS IN FORT WORTH, TX?

  • Traditional metal braces cost on average between $3,000 to $7,500.

  • Ceramic braces cost on average between $2,000 to $8,500.

  • Lingual Braces cost, on average, between $5,000 to $13,000.

  • Self-ligating braces cost on average between $2,000 and $7,000.

  • Clear aligners like Invisalign cost, on average, between $3,000 to $7,000.

 

Give our orthodontic office a call to schedule a consultation and discuss what the cost will be for your unique smile.

adult male with braces in fort worth tx

ARE BRACES MORE PAINFUL FOR ADULTS?

Braces do not hurt when they are applied to the teeth. Patients can expect mild discomfort for a few days or weeks after the braces are applied while the teeth move into the correct position in the mouth.

adult patient looking at braces results from orthodontist in fort worth tx

GET STARTED WITH BRACES FOR ADULTS IN FORT WORTH, TX, TODAY

If you want to learn more about our high-quality, affordable braces for adults, give us a call or schedule a consultation today! Our friendly staff will happily assist you. 

 

We look forward to meeting you and starting your smile journey together!