Adult Braces Specialist

Walter C. Buchsieb II, DDS -  - Orthodontics

Smile With Style Orthodontics

Walter C. Buchsieb II, DDS

Orthodontics located in Gahanna, OH & Mansfield, OH

Braces aren’t just a dental solution for kids and teens. They can also be positively life-changing and resolve functional and aesthetic orthodontic problems for adults of any age. At Smile With Style Orthodontics in Gahanna, and Mansfield, Ohio, orthodontist Dr. Walter C. Buchsieb II believes it’s never too late to improve your dental health and aesthetics with the latest in orthodontic care and treatments. With a straightened and properly aligned smile that complements your face, you’re sure to smile more. Call Smile With Style Orthodontics or book your personal consultation via the online booking tool.

Adult Braces Q & A

What are adult braces?

Adult braces are special dental appliances that realign and straighten your teeth. Braces apply gentle pressure to gradually shift your teeth into place. Adult braces are specifically designed for adults and can correct:

  • Crowded or crooked teeth
  • Crossbites, overbites, and underbites
  • Gaps between teeth

Dental braces can be a viable and customizable solution for children, teens, and adults alike.

What are my options for adult braces?

Fortunately, there are a variety of effective teeth-straightening options available at Smile With Style Orthodontics, including the discrete ClearCorrect® aligners and traditional metal braces.

During your personal consultation, Dr. Buchsieb can discuss your options and help you decide what’s best for you.

ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect aligners are removable, near-invisible aligner trays that are specially designed just for you in a dental lab. Dr. Buchsieb takes photos and X-rays of your teeth and typically uses a convenient in-office scanner or impressions to capture the shape of your teeth before submitting your prescription to ClearCorrect.

With ClearCorrect, you wear a series of aligners that are customized to apply pressure to your teeth. Dr. Buchsieb has you switch out the aligners so you wear a new set every two or three weeks, and you wear them for at least 22 hours per day. You can take your aligners out to brush your teeth and eat.

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces involve wire-based appliances. Dr. Buchsieb places metal brackets on your teeth using an adhesive and connects them with wire. Traditional braces do require periodic tightening.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces involve composite materials and differing levels of transparency to mimic your natural teeth color. Ceramic braces are similar in style to traditional metal braces.

What are the benefits of adult braces?

Braces offer many benefits and can protect your dental health and improve the look and function of your smile, teeth, and bite.

Overlapping or crowded teeth can be tricky to clean, which can increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Malocclusion or a misaligned bite can cause problems with chewing and put excess stress on the chewing muscles, resulting in facial pain. 

Modern braces can resolve many of these problems and are less obtrusive, more comfortable, and more effective than ever before.

Don’t let crooked teeth, poorly aligned bites, and crowded smiles get you down when proven-successful solutions are available at Smile With Style Orthodontics. Call the office or click to book online today.