Having crooked teeth when you’re twelve and having crooked teeth as an adult are very different things— not only are you supposed to have a professional appearance as an adult, but you’re also supposed to look put together in all possible ways. If you have crooked teeth and would like to get them straightened, you have options. Read on to learn more.

Metal Braces
straighten crooked teeth Metal braces might sound like the last thing you want to get as an adult— because they might have been cute on your middle school self but they’re not exactly viewed as sexy on an adult. However, metal braces are one of the best ways to straighten up your smile. Before you reject the idea, meet with your orthodontist first to see just how long you will have to wear your braces for— if it’s just for 6 months, then they may be worth considering.

As a more expensive alternative to metal braces, Invisalign is also an extremely popular option among adults. By wearing clear plastic trays in your mouth and switching them out every few weeks, your teeth will slowly conform into that perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted. Plus, you don’t have to eat with your Invisalign trays in because you can easily take them out— meaning that you don’t have to kiss popcorn and chewing gum goodbye.

Incognito Braces
These braces will have everyone wondering just how exactly you are getting straighter teeth. Incognito braces are metal braces that are placed on the backside of your teeth, eliminating any embarrassment of wearing them on the front. Ideal for people who play contact sports or perform on stage a lot, Incognito braces will give you the same straight smile as metal braces.

As you can see there are a variety of options available to adults who want to straighten their teeth. Depending on your budget and what you’re comfortable with wearing, consult with your orthodontist about the above mentioned options. To learn more about orthodontics or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!