There are many adults who ask us every day about what is the best option for orthodontic treatment. Choosing the best orthodontic treatment for an adult depends on many variables, such as; the age of the patient, the complexity of his case, the consideration that the person has on aesthetics and the cost that the patient is willing to assume.

Over the years, people’s concern about aesthetics has increased considerably. Orthodontics has advanced and innovated a lot with the appearance new types of orthodontics more focused on the treatment of adults, which are much more discreet than traditional metal braces, mainly focused on children.

Within all the orthodontic treatment options offered in dental clinics we can say by their characteristics and properties that the types of invisible orthodontics (Invisalign and lingual orthodontics) they are the most recommended for adults.

Types of Invisible Orthodontics

In recent years, very advanced and aesthetic orthodontic techniques have appeared on the market, such as Invisalign and of the Incognito lingual orthodontics. The main characteristic of both is that they are practically invisible and they manage to achieve results very good aesthetics. They are the most recommended for people of adult age.

This treatment consists of a series of Clear braces or aligners, which are custom made for each patient and that are changed every fortnight, achieving small micro movements that with the passage of time are placing your teeth until you achieve a perfect smile.

Another of the main advantages of Invisalign is that it is removable, you can remove it to eat or brush your teeth, which makes it the most comfortable and hygienic of all existing ones.

Finally, there is another very advanced and precise option, lingual orthodontics. Like Invisaling lingual orthodontics is practically invisible, since it is made up of a series of brackets located on the inside of the teeth and practically nobody appreciates that you are wearing it.

Unlike other types of orthodontics, lingual brackets are manufactured individually to the shape of each tooth, adapting perfectly to each patient’s mouth and achieving perfect results.

The brackets are made of gold and they are very thin so they do not bother the tongue or interfere with speech, although as with any type of orthodontics they require a time of adaptation by the patient.

We are without a doubt before the most advanced orthodontic system, the one that achieves the fastest and most accurate results, but that on the contrary and due to the high cost of the materials, the high specialization and training that it requires from the dentist, makes its price higher than the rest.

On the other hand, there is the traditional fixed orthodontics that is mostly used by young people, especially children, equally effective, but with less aesthetic properties. We can highlight the Sapphire brackets, highly recommended in adult patients.

Orthodontics with traditional braces

In this section we include lifelong brackets, those that are placed in the vestibular part of the teeth (visible face of the tooth). There are three types of varieties:

These types of braces are made of metal and have ligatures, so they are not the most aesthetic braces and recommended for adults. Contrary, It is a type of bracket mainly used in children, who love it since there is the possibility of choosing the colors of the rubber bands of the ligatures.

  • Braces self-ligating Damon

Orthodontics with self-ligating brackets is a treatment indicated for patients who are in a special hurry to obtain results quickly. This type of brackets have a kind of anchor that It allows perform movements very rapids on the tooth.

  • Orthodontics with Sapphire brackets

We are before the most aesthetic option within traditional braces, and the most recommended for Adults given his Great value for the price. The brackets are made of sapphire crystal entirely transparent, so they take on the color of your tooth and go much more unnoticed than metallic ones.


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