Unfortunately, not all of us are born with a perfectly aligned set of teeth.
Dental braces are devices that orthodontists prescribe for dealing with situations requiring straightening or re-aligning of teeth.
The objective of dental braces is therefore not only to help align teeth in relation to a patient’s “bite”, but to also address issues related to improved oral care.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Lingual (concealed) Braces
To avoid many of these problems, dental care professionals advise the use of braces (or other orthodontic treatments) earlier on in life. While braces are common at the age of 5, some treatments may require the use of braces for children at the tender age of 2.
The use of braces in adults may start at any age, but the rule of thumb is to commence their use as soon as an issue is detected. Generally speaking, the earlier the need for braces is determined (and commenced), the shorter and less costly the treatment can be.