Until relatively recently, orthodontic treatment was associated only with children and adolescents. However, it is now increasingly common to see young and not so young adults in orthodontic consultations who come seeking a better dental aesthetic.
One of the major disadvantages of conventional orthodontic techniques is the aesthetics of the appliance. The great majority of adults decline the possibility of improving the state of their mouth if they must wear visible devices, but progress in the field of orthodontics makes it possible to have today in day of diverse options that are much more comfortable and minimize the aesthetic repercussions of conventional appliances.
Among these alternatives are the different types of fixed appliances (brackets) made of more aesthetic materials that, with the same effectiveness as metallic ones, considerably reduce the visual impact.
Another option for those who want greater discretion is lingual orthodontics, in which case the brackets are placed on the inside of the teeth, so they cannot be seen from the outside.
Finally, it is also with the so-called invisible orthodontics, which is on the rise due to its comfort and transparency and which consists of the use of transparent aligners.