Orthodontics 101: Treating Adults with Braces

Posted on Oct 2, 2014

Orthodontics 101: Treating Adults with Braces

A recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Orthodontics (AAO) found that five million people in the U.S. and Canada are currently receiving orthodontic treatment, and that one fifth of those five million orthodontic patients were adults (over 18).

At HGS Ortho, we have a team of orthodontic specialists that are all highly experienced in providing orthodontic care to our Port Coquitlam and Richmond patients.

If you’re an adult seeking orthodontic care, you have a number of treatment options for straightening your smile:

  • Invisalign Invisible aligners are perfect if you want to avoid the stigma and discomfort associated with metal braces. Invisalign aligners are completely removable and practically invisible.
  • Lingual braces are ideal if you require actual metal braces to straighten your smile and correct your bite. Lingual braces are installed on the back of your teeth instead of your front and therefore are far less visible.
  • Traditional metal braces are far less painful now, with new and improved technology that allows you to straighten your smile and correct your bite so that you can smile with confidence.

Whatever orthodontic treatment you choose, we at HGS Ortho in Richmond and Port Coquitlam would love to give you the perfect smile you deserve. Correctly aligned teeth can improve your oral health and prevent any long-term dental complications, so contact HGS Ortho today for your orthodontic treatment.