Friday, March 27, 2009

Behind the Scenes Braces: Lingual Braces Hide Behind Your Teeth -- Vardy Orthodontics

Who says braces are just for kids? Certainly not the estimated 1 million adults in the United States and Canada who have chosen orthodontic treatment as the route to better oral health and emotional well-being.

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, there are about 5 million U.S. and Canadian orthodontic patients; of that number, the AAO estimates that one out of five of these patients are over the age of 18.

Which means you probably know an adult who is wearing braces – but you wouldn’t know it from looking! Many adults today choose to undergo treatment via lingual braces, which are attached to the backs of the teeth and, therefore, are less visible than traditional braces. If you are interested in lingual braces, or iBraces, stop by Vardy Orthodontics.

Though lingual braces aren't for everybody – they don't solve all orthodontic problems – they represent one of the treatment options now available to adults considering braces. Dr. Vardy is happy to answer any of your iBraces questions at your upper west side community orthodontist!

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