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Common Misconceptions About Adult Braces

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13th September 2022

Common Misconceptions About Adult Braces

Are you considering adult braces? Unsure what’s involved – or even where to start? Then this article is for you. Today, our team of dentists in London will talk through the different types of adult braces, common misconceptions, and how to arrange a consultation if you’d like to know more. It’s all to help you make the right choice for your smile, and feel happy and confident about the treatment.

What kinds of adult braces are there?

Our London team of dentists offers a range of adult braces, so you can choose the one that suits your unique case, and your budget. The top three are:

Invisalign – Clear, removable acrylic aligners that fit comfortably over your smile and offer discreet treatment

Lingual – focusing on just the central six teeth, these are fitted to the back of teeth, making them virtually invisible

Damon – Low-visibility braces with wires and optional clear brackets, offering an alternative to fixed metal braces

People say braces hurt. Is this true?

No, this is a common myth about orthodontic treatment. While you may experience sensations of pressure as gentle force aligns your teeth, we work hard to prevent pain and discomfort in our patients – whichever adult brace they choose.

Braces are expensive. Can I afford them?

Adult braces are a life-changing treatment that’s worth every penny, with options to suit every budget, and interest-free credit available to help spread the cost of your treatment.

Adults don’t wear braces, do they?

Of course, they do – and it’s never too late to start treatment. Our braces are worn by adults, children and teenagers, and providing you follow your treatment and attend check-ups when needed, you’ll see a huge improvement in the appearance of your smile.

I’ve heard there are lots of negatives to adult braces…

Like any treatment, there are pros and cons, but there are often ways around them. For adult braces, it might be that you’re concerned about people seeing them in your mouth, which is why we offer discreet options. Or, you might think you have to change your diet – not true, with removable adult braces. Whatever you’re worried about, talk to us – we’ll do our best to meet your needs.

Book your adult braces consultation today

Talk to our London team of dentists to see which options could suit you. Our warm and welcoming dental practice in the heart of Clapham Common is the ideal location for people living and working in the capital, and we’re always happy to see a new face. Reach out via our contact page, and we’ll book a consultation when it suits you.