Adult braces are a simple, gentle, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that corrects alignment issues with the top and bottom front six teeth, thus satisfying the needs of the vast majority of adult patients who seek orthodontic treatment.
Adult braces use clear orthodontic brackets and tooth-coloured nickel-titanium wires. The nickel-titanium wires put gentle pressure on the brackets to level and align the teeth with minimal discomfort to the patient. The treatment works similarly to clear aligners, but tooth movement is much more predictable.
Adult braces takes less time than conventional orthodontics because it focuses only on the “social six”, the front teeth that most influence the smile. Standard orthodontic mechanics are still involved with this treatment, however because it’s just the front teeth, the force required is minimal.