Types of Braces for Kids and Adults

Over the last fifteen years, braces have evolved considerably. Today, they are more comfortable and far less noticeable than in years past. The overall average orthodontic treatment time is approximately twenty-four months, which can be more or less depending on each individual treatment plan. To straighten teeth and vastly improve bite and smiles, orthodontists now offer a variety of selections of braces for kids and adults.

Orthodontic Options — Braces for Kids and Adults:

  • Metal braces: Traditionally the most common type of braces for kids, stainless steel metal brackets hold a thin wire in place by rubber bands that come in a variety of colors.
  • Ceramic Braces: The ceramic brackets match the shade of your teeth, and clear elastic ties hold the braces in place.
  • Lingual Braces: Positioned for a custom fit behind your teeth, lingual or “incognito” braces are positioned next to your tongue and are virtually unseen.
  • Invisible Braces: The custom-fitted removable aligners are worn continuously every two weeks, except when eating or brushing. The series of trays gradually shift teeth to the desired position.  *Not offered within the EDP Dental Plan 

Different levels of orthodontic care may be required for children and adults, so ask your orthodontist for more information.  Orthodontic treatment can be expensive, and no matter what your age or status, EDP Dental Plan members receive a 25% discount when they use an in-network orthodontist.  Simply enroll online to start saving or call (631) 257-3014 today.

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