When it comes to straightening your teeth, our Gainesville and Lake City, FL, orthodontists want you to have all the details you need. Patients of all ages come to us with different levels of orthodontic treatment knowledge so it’s important to dispel any inaccurate info you may have heard from the start so we’re all on the same page.
For many, hearing the words “adult braces” can bring about a negative opinion and an unflattering mental image. Our Gainesville and Lake City, FL, orthodontists are here to change that and show you that orthodontic treatment outside of your teenage years is worth the investment.
Aside from “when do my braces come off?”, our Gainesville and Lake City, FL, orthodontists receive the “tightening” question a fair amount at the onset of treatment. While every patient is different, it’s generally recommended that you come in every 4-6 weeks for adjustments.
If you’re wanting the subtlety of clear aligners but don’t mind the idea of brackets and wires, our Gainesville and Lake City, FL, orthodontists may have the perfect compromise for you: ceramic braces. They’re proven to be effective at correcting bite issues, overcrowding, and can be made to perfectly match your natural enamel.
Many patients feel reluctant to embrace and pursue braces because of their appearance. No one really wants to be the “brace face” of the group despite the many benefits the traditional option can have for a smile. If this sounds like you, our Gainesville and Lake City, FL, orthodontists may recommend Invisalign® clear aligners.