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Can adults straighten their teeth?

30 Jun 2023

5 min read


Have you resigned yourself to feeling self-conscious about problems like crowded teeth, crooked teeth or teeth that stick out?

Many adults feel the same way.

But you don't have to soldier on with problems like these for the rest of your life.

Teeth straightening

The latest teeth straightening options, which include discrete, "fixed" braces and removable braces that are difficult for other people to see, could change things for you.

At White & Co. we've helped hundreds of adults to enjoy the life-changing new confidence of a beautiful, straight smile.

Orthodontic treatment and teeth straightening treatment can be used to straighten your teeth, to improve the appearance of your smile and to correct the way your teeth meet when they bite.

What adults should know about teeth straightening options

Problems such as crooked or crowded teeth can put a strain on the jaw muscles and can mean your teeth are more likely to be damaged.

Such problems can even affect the shape of the face. Orthodontic treatment can improve your facial definition.

You no longer need to feel embarrassed about wearing braces - you could have straight teeth within months.

Many adults who have had teeth straightening treatment say it's changed their life.

It all starts with a dental appointment.


And adults have more teeth straightening options than ever before.

Invisalign® clear, removable braces - also known as "invisible braces" - are tailor-made to fit snugly over your teeth, which means most people will have no idea you're wearing them.

At the start of your treatment, we'll give you several sets of bespoke plastic aligners.

Each set of aligners, which you should wear for two weeks at a time, slowly push your teeth towards their final, straight position.

You can take them out for things like eating and brushing your teeth but, for the best results, you should wear them for 20-22 hours a day.

Adult braces

Subtle, fixed braces are often made with strong, durable metal brackets - attached to the teeth - and connected by wire.

The wire in the braces, which is held in place by a slide mechanism, works to move the teeth into position.

Unlike old-fashioned metal braces, modern metal braces often use smaller, more discreet metal brackets, to give you a subtle, less noticeable look.

Fixed braces made with clear ceramic brackets are almost invisible, which makes them even more cosmetically appealing.

Lingual braces are another type of fixed teeth straightening appliance.

Again, this is a discreet way to straighten teeth compared with traditional fixed-appliance braces.

The orthodontist places lingual braces behind the teeth.

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