Why Choose Adult Braces?

Why Choose Adult Braces?

Why Choose Adult Braces?

Adult braces are a great way to give yourself the smile you've always wanted.

Typically adults will have restorations, fillings or some sort of gum recessions so it's often a longer process. Adults tend to be more concerned with the cosmetic outcome rather than the functional outcome of braces.

Orthodontic Options Available To Adults

Orthodontic Options Available To Adults

Orthodontic Options Available To Adults

Adults have a number of teeth straightening options available such as:

  • Fixed braces: Braces that are temporarily fixed to your teeth
  • Invisalign: A system of removable, clear aligners
  • 6 Month Braces: Fixed brackets which typically straighten your teeth in approximately 6 months

While it may be difficult to know what option may be best from just researching online, we offer free consultations where we evaluate your situation and can recommend a suitable treatment based on your budget and your smile goals :)

What Are Adult Braces?

What Are Adult Braces?

What Are Adult Braces?

Adult braces are essentially any orthodontic appliances used to treat those over 16 years old.

Adult braces can be either metal (train tracks) or clear braces. We also provide functional appliances to help in cases where expansion or bite changes may be required.

Adult braces can be either metal or clear.

Benefits of Adult Braces

Straighter Teeth And A More Confident Smile!

Improve The Appearance Of Your Teeth

Easier To Maintain Oral Hygiene

Improves Confidence

Proudly Smile For Photographs!

Never Hide Your Smile Behind Your Hand When Talking

Can Close The Gaps From Missing Teeth

Eat Better, Speak Better And Improve Your Quality Of Life

What Are The Different Types of Adult Braces?

  • Intro To Adult Braces
  • 6 Month Braces v Adult Braces
  • Invisalign v Adult Braces
  • Aftercare for Adult Braces
Intro To Adult Braces
Intro To Adult Braces

Intro To Adult Braces

Adult braces are typically a longer process than braces for kids. 

Typically adults will have restorations, fillings or some sort of gum recessions so it's usually a longer process. Typically adults are concerned with the cosmetic appearance rather than the functionalitiy.

6 Month Braces v Adult Braces
6 Month Braces v Adult Braces

6 Month Braces v Adult Braces

6 month braces is usually used to correct mild to moderate problems in the font teeth only e.g. spacing, crowding, rotated teeth.

Invisalign does the same thing as 6 month braces but it is an invisible aligner that can be taken in or out. It also usually takes a little longer to fix the smile.

Adult braces are frequently used to correct all the teeth - not just the front ones.

Invisalign v Adult Braces
Invisalign v Adult Braces

Invisalign v Adult Braces

For more complex or severe problems and for bite problems we tend to recommend the fixed braces option (either metal or clear).

Invisalign is a great option for adults who don’t want to wear traditional train track type braces. It can correct most mild to moderate orthodontic problems e.g. spacing, crowding, rotations.

Aftercare for Adult Braces
Aftercare for Adult Braces

Aftercare for Adult Braces

With all braces you have to wear retainers after you have finished the treatment to keep your teeth straight. This is a lifetime commitment.

We recommend retainer checks at 1 month and again at 6 months. We also recommend yearly check ups.

It is important with all braces to maintain good oral hygiene, especially if a permanent bonded retainer was used.

We recommend twice a year hygienist appointments to help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Retainers are guaranteed for 1 year but usually last 2 years or so before they need to be replaced.

What Our Patients Say

I've recommended 3Dental to a lot of my friends and family members.

I found the staff to be extremely friendly, very outgoing, very professional, and it's a very warm environment to be in. Not like your usual dentist experience!

Donna Marie
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I was so happy with them, the minute they went on.

My confidence wasn't knocked at all (during treatment). I was so happy with them, the minute they went on. I was just delighted.

Amy Cinelli
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What Our Patients Say

Transformed smile.

I had 6 month braces. They transformed my smile because I wasn't happy with my smile. I was super happy with the results!

Calvin Hayes
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What Our Patients Say

It totally changed the way I think about dentistry now.

It was a long road for me to to pluck up the courage to come up to the dentist. I'm glad I did it now.

Mark Clark
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I can't stop smiling!

The pricing was great. I can't stop smiling! Everyone in my job notices the difference.

Sharon Logan
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What Our Patients Say

I've recommended 3Dental to a lot of my friends and family members.

I found the staff to be extremely friendly, very outgoing, very professional, and it's a very warm environment to be in. Not like your usual dentist experience!

Donna Marie
Watch Now
6 month braces testimonial - donna marie - 3dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

It totally changed the way I think about dentistry now.

It was a long road for me to to pluck up the courage to come up to the dentist. I'm glad I did it now.

Mark Clark
Watch Now
cosmetic dentistry testimonial - mark clark - 3dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

I can't stop smiling!

The pricing was great. I can't stop smiling! Everyone in my job notices the difference.

Sharon Logan
Watch Now
6 month braces testimonial - sharon logan - 3dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

Transformed smile.

I had 6 month braces. They transformed my smile because I wasn't happy with my smile. I was super happy with the results!

Calvin Hayes
Watch Now
6 month braces testimonial - calvin hayes - 3dental Watch Video

What Our Patients Say

I was so happy with them, the minute they went on.

My confidence wasn't knocked at all (during treatment). I was so happy with them, the minute they went on. I was just delighted.

Amy Cinelli
Watch Now
6 month braces testimonial - amy cinelli - 3dental Watch Video
6 month braces testimonial - donna marie - 3dental
cosmetic dentistry testimonial - mark clark - 3dental
6 month braces testimonial - sharon logan - 3dental
6 month braces testimonial - calvin hayes - 3dental
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Commonly Asked Questions

What is the cost of braces for adults?

Because adult braces usually concentrate on front teeth they often take less time than kids braces. They often cost less as a result.

They start at €1,400 per jaw or €2,400 for top and bottom jaw.

Are there any age limits?

Adult braces are for adults 16+. 

How much do braces cost per month?

At 3Dental we’re happy to provide payment plans to pay off your braces over the timeframe of the treatment.

We usually require a deposit to set up the payment plan.

Can I choose between clear braces and metal braces?

Yes, at 3Dental we have both clear braces or metal braces to choose from.

How long does the average treatment last?

The length of time of treatment depends on the complexity of the treatment, it is best to talk to your orthodontist to gauge the timeframe.

Do I need to wear a retainer?

In short, yes. If you have orthodontic treatment to move teeth, the teeth want to move back. A retainer is the best method of maintaining your straight teeth.

How long do adults wear braces?

This depends on the problem being treated. Moderate problems can be fixed usually within 6 months to 1 year.

Adults wanting to move front teeth and improve their smile are often suited to 6 month braces.

More severe problems and bite issues take a minimum of 1 year and sometimes 2 or more years.

Your orthodontist will be happy to discuss time frames with you on your free consultation appointment.

How long do braces last?

Once your braces are complete and removed you will be fitted with retainers (often both fixed and removable).

Then your teeth will remain in place indefinitely as long as you wear your retainers. As with everything in your body as you age changes happen.

The top jaw tends to expand and the bottom jaw tends to shorten causing minor teeth movements. The retainer will help to minimize these natural movements.

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