Many people associate orthodontic braces with adolescence. However today, an increasing number of adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment. It is not at all uncommon for parents to wear braces right alongside their children these days and there are many reasons adults of all ages are choosing to seek out orthodontic care.
Dr. Manley and his team of professionals treat many adult patients who live in and around Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Renton and Fall City, Washington. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the many benefits of having a beautiful, healthy smile. It is now estimated that one third of all current orthodontic patients are adults.
Types Of Braces We Specialize In For Adults
Manley Orthodontics specializes in Damon Clear – a nearly invisible braces system that delivers fast, comfortable treatment to accommodate today’s image-conscious adults and teens. With Damon Clear, the shape-memory wires move freely within the brackets for better oral hygiene and appearance and for fast and comfortable tooth movement.
Damon Clear are self-ligating brackets which do not use elastic or metal ties. With Damon tie-less braces, you can experience orthodontic treatment without tightening. This is a new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics – usually without the need for extractions or rapid palatal expanders. Our adult patients appreciate the convenience and discreet appearance of the Damon Clear system, which provide better facial results, compared to traditional braces.
Manley Orthodontics is very proud to announce that we’re now an Invisalign Premier Preferred ! The InvisalignSystem is very popular among our adult patients due to the fact that this system uses a series of removable, clear aligners, which are virtually invisible. The custom-made aligners used with Invisalign are made of a BPT-free plastic that do not irritate cheeks and gums like other types of braces.
The Invisalign System offers many advantages. With Invisalign, you are able to see a digital 3D computerized preview of your ideal smile. Every part of the braces experience with Invisalign is completely customized from the brackets to the positioning to the adjustments. This treatment is fast, comfortable and the overall treatment time is approximately 25% less than what it is with traditional braces. On our website we have frequently asked Invisalign questions, along with Invisalign Videos and more!
Insignia braces are customized to your specific orthodontic needs. Insignia uses high-tech imaging software to create a 3D image of your bite to ensure that you receive the exact treatment you need. The treatment with Insignia is fast and comfortable with the overall treatment time being approximately 25 percent less than with traditional braces.
Ormco titanium Orthos brackets are a type of small braces featuring a low profile to offer the patient a high level of comfort and a better look. Orthos braces are made from stainless steel that have colors around the brackets to hold the wire in place, these colors are changed and every adjustment appointment. The brackets used in orthos braces incorporate a micro-etched base and include a smooth, bi-directional hook for superior elastic engagement – resulting in a high level of comfort.
If you are an adult who wishes to improve your smile through orthodontic treatment, please fill out and submit the Appointment Request form on our website. One of our schedule coordinators will contact you to schedule an appointment time. We look forward to seeing you soon!