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Adult braces and other adult orthodontic treatments

Great Smile. Increased Confidence. Feel Excellent.

When it comes to improving your smile, you shouldn’t let age be a barrier. More and more adults are understanding and experiencing the benefits of straight teeth later in life. A smile you’re proud of can have both personal and professional benefits, not to mention health benefits!

Great Smile. Increased Confidence. Feel Excellent.

When it comes to improving your smile, you shouldn’t let age be a barrier. More and more adults are understanding and experiencing the benefits of straight teeth later in life. A smile you’re proud of can have both personal and professional benefits, not to mention health benefits!

Great Smile. Increased Confidence. Feel Excellent.

When it comes to improving your smile, you shouldn’t let age be a barrier. More and more adults are understanding and experiencing the benefits of straight teeth later in life. A smile you’re proud of can have both personal and professional benefits, not to mention health benefits!

Adult Orthodontics

Achieve straighter, more beautiful teeth with traditional adult braces from Medland Orthodontics. Our orthodontists are specialists in creating the perfect smile that you’ll be proud to wear every day.

Invisalign is a fantastic orthodontic treatment for adults looking for a more inconspicuous method of straightening teeth. With clear aligners that are almost invisible, most people would never even know they were there.

Adult lingual braces are another really great alternative to traditional braces. Sitting on the inside of your teeth, lingual braces offer a near-invisible treatment that is perfect for adults looking to avoid noticeable brackets.

Dental Issues Treated

Unhappy with smile

One of the most common reasons adults seek orthodontic treatment is not being happy with their teeth alignment or feeling self-conscious about their smile.

Bite issues

Adult orthodontics is a great solution to a range of bite issues including underbites, overbites and crossbites.

Tooth or jaw pain

Many people are unaware that jaw pain, headaches and migraines can be caused by poor teeth alignment, something we can help to correct.

Crowding or spaces

For issues with overcrowding or noticeable spaces between teeth, adult braces and other orthodontic treatments are the perfect solution.

Decay or wear

Tooth decay and worn down teeth are another really common concern for adults that can be addressed through orthodontic treatment.

Facial changes

For some adults, facial changes such as loss of lip or facial fullness is a key motivating factor for approaching an orthodontist.

The treatment process

Consultation

Impressions

Fitting

Adjustments

Debanding
(braces only)

Retainers

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do adults need to wear braces/Invisalign?

The amount of time spent in treatment will vary depending on the individual because everyone responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between 6 and 36 months, but most standard treatments take approximately 12-18 months.

Can you drink coffee with Invisalign?

If the aligners are in your mouth, you shouldn’t drink coffee. The aligners will need to be taken out if you want to have anything to eat or drink anything other than water. They should be worn for no less than 22 hours.

All liquids, other than clear, cool water should be avoided whilst wearing Invisalign. This is because they will become discoloured and may become damaged. Invisalign will melt and warp if you drink hot water. They will also crack if you drink ice cold drinks. If your Invisalign do become damaged then it’s important that you get in touch with us ASAP to get them fixed or replaced.

How can orthodontics help to treat crossbites in adults?

There are two classifications of crossbite: anterior and posterior.

  • A posterior crossbite refers to the group of lower teeth toward the back of your mouth fitting over the teeth in your top jaw.
  • An anterior crossbite refers to the group of teeth in the bottom front of your mouth fitting over the teeth of your top jaw.

Crossbites are typically corrected using orthodontic devices or surgical treatment methods.

Treatment times for adults and children vary widely, depending on the severity of the crossbite. It can take anywhere from 12 months to 3 years to correct a crossbite.

If a crossbite is identified during childhood, treatment can be recommended early on. When the jaw is still developing during childhood, palate expanders can be used to widen the roof of your mouth and treat a crossbite. Traditional braces or dental headgear may also be used as a form of treatment.

Will I need to wear retainers after treatment is finished?

What long-term results can I expect from braces?

Improved confidence. If you look in the mirror, smile, and don’t like the appearance of your teeth, braces are the answer! When you love your reflection, it boosts your confidence. Improved confidence can help improve your personal life, social life and professional life.

Relief from headaches and jaw pain. Misaligned teeth cause some people to suffer from headaches and TMJ pain. If you are suffering from headaches, jaw pain or ear pain, the alignment of your teeth might be the source of the problem. Braces can help!

Reduce teeth chips. If your teeth protrude or if your bite does not come together properly, you are at a higher risk of chipping them. When orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth, they will be less susceptible to chipping or breaking due to an injury or accident.

Simpler to clean your teeth. Crooked and overlapping teeth are challenging to clean. When two or more teeth are too close together, they cannot be brushed properly. This makes it difficult to remove food particles that get stuck. The result is often bad breath, tooth decay, and food getting lodged in between teeth that you can’t feel – but that others can see.

Reduce speech problems. If you suffer from a speech issue because of misaligned teeth, braces can help. A speech problem can negatively affect your life in many ways. From childhood bullying to being denied a job as an adult, a speech issue due to orthodontic issues is something that is important to address at the youngest age possible.

Easier to chew food. Do you avoid certain foods because they are too difficult to bite or chew? Avoiding food, especially healthy food such as hard fruits and vegetables, because you cannot bite or chew properly is unfortunate. Straight teeth help solve this problem.

Fewer cavities and gum problems. When it’s nearly impossible to clean your teeth properly because of misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth, the result is often cavities and periodontal disease. Straight teeth are important because healthy teeth and gums have an impact on your overall health.

People will compliment you. What’s better than a stranger complimenting your beautiful smile? Not only will strangers notice your straight teeth, but people you know will also comment on your enviable smile. When your orthodontic treatment is over, get ready for others to say nice things about your smile for many years to come!

You’ll smile more. When you know your teeth are straight and your smile looks fantastic, you’ll want to show it more often. People who smile often seem happier and more satisfied with their life. This can result in personal and professional success.

How often will I need to have my braces adjusted?

Every 10-15 weeks. It may be possible to delay having your braces tightened if you are going away for an extended holiday – Ask your orthodontist. You must make sure that you keep your braces and teeth clean and not eat any foods that are likely to damage your braces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do adults need to wear braces/Invisalign?

The amount of time spent in treatment will vary depending on the individual because everyone responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between 6 and 36 months, but most standard treatments take approximately 12-18 months.

Can you drink coffee with Invisalign?

If the aligners are in your mouth, you shouldn’t drink coffee. The aligners will need to be taken out if you want to have anything to eat or drink anything other than water. They should be worn for no less than 22 hours.

All liquids, other than clear, cool water should be avoided whilst wearing Invisalign. This is because they will become discoloured and may become damaged. Invisalign will melt and warp if you drink hot water. They will also crack if you drink ice cold drinks. If your Invisalign do become damaged then it’s important that you get in touch with us ASAP to get them fixed or replaced.

How can orthodontics help to treat crossbites in adults?

There are two classifications of crossbite: anterior and posterior.

  • A posterior crossbite refers to the group of lower teeth toward the back of your mouth fitting over the teeth in your top jaw.
  • An anterior crossbite refers to the group of teeth in the bottom front of your mouth fitting over the teeth of your top jaw.

Crossbites are typically corrected using orthodontic devices or surgical treatment methods.

Treatment times for adults and children vary widely, depending on the severity of the crossbite. It can take anywhere from 12 months to 3 years to correct a crossbite.

If a crossbite is identified during childhood, treatment can be recommended early on. When the jaw is still developing during childhood, palate expanders can be used to widen the roof of your mouth and treat a crossbite. Traditional braces or dental headgear may also be used as a form of treatment.

Will I need to wear retainers after treatment is finished?

What long-term results can I expect from braces?

Improved confidence. If you look in the mirror, smile, and don’t like the appearance of your teeth, braces are the answer! When you love your reflection, it boosts your confidence. Improved confidence can help improve your personal life, social life and professional life.

Relief from headaches and jaw pain. Misaligned teeth cause some people to suffer from headaches and TMJ pain. If you are suffering from headaches, jaw pain or ear pain, the alignment of your teeth might be the source of the problem. Braces can help!

Reduce teeth chips. If your teeth protrude or if your bite does not come together properly, you are at a higher risk of chipping them. When orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth, they will be less susceptible to chipping or breaking due to an injury or accident.

Simpler to clean your teeth. Crooked and overlapping teeth are challenging to clean. When two or more teeth are too close together, they cannot be brushed properly. This makes it difficult to remove food particles that get stuck. The result is often bad breath, tooth decay, and food getting lodged in between teeth that you can’t feel – but that others can see.

Reduce speech problems. If you suffer from a speech issue because of misaligned teeth, braces can help. A speech problem can negatively affect your life in many ways. From childhood bullying to being denied a job as an adult, a speech issue due to orthodontic issues is something that is important to address at the youngest age possible.

Easier to chew food. Do you avoid certain foods because they are too difficult to bite or chew? Avoiding food, especially healthy food such as hard fruits and vegetables, because you cannot bite or chew properly is unfortunate. Straight teeth help solve this problem.

Fewer cavities and gum problems. When it’s nearly impossible to clean your teeth properly because of misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth, the result is often cavities and periodontal disease. Straight teeth are important because healthy teeth and gums have an impact on your overall health.

People will compliment you. What’s better than a stranger complimenting your beautiful smile? Not only will strangers notice your straight teeth, but people you know will also comment on your enviable smile. When your orthodontic treatment is over, get ready for others to say nice things about your smile for many years to come!

You’ll smile more. When you know your teeth are straight and your smile looks fantastic, you’ll want to show it more often. People who smile often seem happier and more satisfied with their life. This can result in personal and professional success.

How often will I need to have my braces adjusted?

Every 10-15 weeks. It may be possible to delay having your braces tightened if you are going away for an extended holiday – Ask your orthodontist. You must make sure that you keep your braces and teeth clean and not eat any foods that are likely to damage your braces.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do adults need to wear braces/Invisalign?

The amount of time spent in treatment will vary depending on the individual because everyone responds differently to treatment. Treatment times can take anywhere between 6 and 36 months, but most standard treatments take approximately 12-18 months.

Can you drink coffee with Invisalign?

If the aligners are in your mouth, you shouldn’t drink coffee. The aligners will need to be taken out if you want to have anything to eat or drink anything other than water. They should be worn for no less than 22 hours.

All liquids, other than clear, cool water should be avoided whilst wearing Invisalign. This is because they will become discoloured and may become damaged. Invisalign will melt and warp if you drink hot water. They will also crack if you drink ice cold drinks. If your Invisalign do become damaged then it’s important that you get in touch with us ASAP to get them fixed or replaced.

How can orthodontics help to treat crossbites in adults?

There are two classifications of crossbite: anterior and posterior.

  • A posterior crossbite refers to the group of lower teeth toward the back of your mouth fitting over the teeth in your top jaw.
  • An anterior crossbite refers to the group of teeth in the bottom front of your mouth fitting over the teeth of your top jaw.

Crossbites are typically corrected using orthodontic devices or surgical treatment methods.

Treatment times for adults and children vary widely, depending on the severity of the crossbite. It can take anywhere from 12 months to 3 years to correct a crossbite.

If a crossbite is identified during childhood, treatment can be recommended early on. When the jaw is still developing during childhood, palate expanders can be used to widen the roof of your mouth and treat a crossbite. Traditional braces or dental headgear may also be used as a form of treatment.

Will I need to wear retainers after treatment is finished?

What long-term results can I expect from braces?

Improved confidence. If you look in the mirror, smile, and don’t like the appearance of your teeth, braces are the answer! When you love your reflection, it boosts your confidence. Improved confidence can help improve your personal life, social life and professional life.

Relief from headaches and jaw pain. Misaligned teeth cause some people to suffer from headaches and TMJ pain. If you are suffering from headaches, jaw pain or ear pain, the alignment of your teeth might be the source of the problem. Braces can help!

Reduce teeth chips. If your teeth protrude or if your bite does not come together properly, you are at a higher risk of chipping them. When orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth, they will be less susceptible to chipping or breaking due to an injury or accident.

Simpler to clean your teeth. Crooked and overlapping teeth are challenging to clean. When two or more teeth are too close together, they cannot be brushed properly. This makes it difficult to remove food particles that get stuck. The result is often bad breath, tooth decay, and food getting lodged in between teeth that you can’t feel – but that others can see.

Reduce speech problems. If you suffer from a speech issue because of misaligned teeth, braces can help. A speech problem can negatively affect your life in many ways. From childhood bullying to being denied a job as an adult, a speech issue due to orthodontic issues is something that is important to address at the youngest age possible.

Easier to chew food. Do you avoid certain foods because they are too difficult to bite or chew? Avoiding food, especially healthy food such as hard fruits and vegetables, because you cannot bite or chew properly is unfortunate. Straight teeth help solve this problem.

Fewer cavities and gum problems. When it’s nearly impossible to clean your teeth properly because of misaligned, crooked or crowded teeth, the result is often cavities and periodontal disease. Straight teeth are important because healthy teeth and gums have an impact on your overall health.

People will compliment you. What’s better than a stranger complimenting your beautiful smile? Not only will strangers notice your straight teeth, but people you know will also comment on your enviable smile. When your orthodontic treatment is over, get ready for others to say nice things about your smile for many years to come!

You’ll smile more. When you know your teeth are straight and your smile looks fantastic, you’ll want to show it more often. People who smile often seem happier and more satisfied with their life. This can result in personal and professional success.

How often will I need to have my braces adjusted?

Every 10-15 weeks. It may be possible to delay having your braces tightened if you are going away for an extended holiday – Ask your orthodontist. You must make sure that you keep your braces and teeth clean and not eat any foods that are likely to damage your braces.

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