There used to be a time where Braces and Orthodontic treatment was just for kids. Not anymore! There have been many advancements over the past 20 years that have made braces much more comfortable for adults. Adults now comprise for about 30% of all patients with Braces. Getting those pearly whites straightened isn’t the only benefit of braces. Improved gum and bone health will strengthen teeth, as well as make it easier to brush and floss. Healthier teeth mean they will last longer and you get to avoid other dental procedures such as extractions and root canals. If you are an adult who is concerned about the way your braces will look like, you have two more options, ceramic braces, and Invisalign. Ceramic braces are just like regular braces, except they are made of ceramic instead of metal. Ceramic is clear, so the ceramic braces will show a lot less than the metal braces. Ceramic braces will get the exact same result as metal braces, in the same amount of time. Ceramic braces are a very popular option with Adults seeking Orthodontic treatment. Another popular option with adults is Invisalign. Invisalign is a clear plastic aligner that fits your teeth like a mouthguard, except it is much thinner. A patient is given 4-6 Invisalign trays at a time, and each Invisalign tray is worn for 2 weeks. The Invisalign tray is to be worn 22 hours a day. This is continued until our patient’s dream smile is obtained. One of the more common reasons patients chooses Invisalign, is that it is removable. Which means a patient can remove the Invisalign tray, eat whatever they want, brush and floss like normal, then put the Invisalign tray back in. Whether you are thinking about metal braces, ceramic braces, or Invisalign as an adult, you can trust Dr. Ray will take the best care of you and get you the smile of your dreams! We proudly provide Braces and Invisalign care to the Montebello, Palmdale, Pico Rivera, Whittier, East LA, Monterey Park, Lancaster, Alhambra, Huntington Park, South Gate, Downey, El Monte & Commerce, CA areas.