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ADULTS CAN HAVE STRAIGHT TEETH TOO! IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALISE THAT UNDERGOING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IS NOT EXCLUSIVE TO CHILDREN OR TEENAGERS. A large number of the patients at Octagon Orthodontics are adults who have come to the decision of having braces later in life. Often there is a special occasion in the near future or treatment has been prescribed to resolve dental problems, which involves the use of braces. Martin Dominguez explains his reasons for getting fixed braces as an adult, “I had pretty poor dental care as a child and no real care was taken to make my teeth look pleasing.” “I had one tooth which was impacted and stopped others coming through and I have a misshapen jaw line and a bone outgrowth, so my bite was very strange! It was not until my daughter had braces that I considered them a viable option for helping me.” A fixed brace is an orthodontic appliance which cannot be removed from the mouth by the patient. They are one of the most effective ways of straightening teeth and remain a popular choice amongst adult patients, due to their speed and reliability. Some people also prefer them because of the reduced inconvenience compared with having a removable appliance. Attractive, translucent or tooth coloured, aesthetic fixed brackets appeal to adult patients in view of their less obtrusive appearance. These are made from a ceramic (see right) material and differ from plastic (polycarbonate) brackets in terms of the superior durability, colour stability, strength and overall performance throughout the treatment. Fixed braces can be made “totally white” by utilising ceramic brackets, white or tooth coloured arch wires and nonstaining ligature wires This means that your appliance is virtually not visible! Like the vast majority of our adult patients, Martin has no regrets about undergoing treatment, “The aesthetic results are great! I had the full mouth done, the ‘Full Monty’! I had some very interesting conversations with people who were intrigued but as a result they went and got their teeth sorted too!” CERAMIC APPLIANCE BEFORE TREATMENT AFTER TREATMENT 66 Smiles & F aces The Comprehensive Guide To Orthodontics Octagon Orthodontics www.octagonorthodontics.com ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS


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