Orthodontics for adults

For many years cosmetic braces have been the norm for teenagers everywhere, but now adult orthodontics are taking over, people everywhere are looking to take advantage of the technology that now exists to help correct imperfections, such as crooked teeth or gaps between these. Read on to find out more about how you can take advantage of cosmetic braces to help you look and feel your best.

 Orthodontics for adults

What are orthodontics?

This is a special branch of dentistry that aims to realign and correct the appearance of teeth. Teeth may be crooked, crowded, out of place or have gaps and orthodontics aims to correct these issues

Why are orthodontics important?

One of the main reasons for using orthodontics is the improvement in your appearance, whether we like it or not people notice things about our appearance that are not quite right, although this should make no difference to your personality it can certainly have an effect on your confidence and self-esteem.


Orthodontics also have many other benefits, these include things like helping you to maintain your teeth as they are in a better position to clean and can even help to improve the way you speak.


What is the best way to approach orthodontics?

The best way to do this is always to engage your dentist or orthodontist first regarding the imperfections of your teeth. Your orthodontist will be able to tell you your suitability for braces and what action may be required before you can effectively use braces, they can also recommend different types that will suit you.



Cost is always a big factor with orthodontics, it is usually quite high, but this should be seen as an investment in your appearance, health and wellbeing. They can certainly help you to improve your quality of life.


Traditional braces and aligners

There are various types of braces now and these include traditional braces and aligners. Traditional braces are wires fixed to teeth that are tightened at regular intervals to correct any issues.


Removable aligners are another option for straightening your teeth, these fit on top of the teeth and are replaced every few weeks to move the teeth in the appropriate direction. These are becoming more popular, this is because they are quite effective and work in a remarkably short period of time


About the Dentistry

Lianishen Dental Centre is a Cardiff orthodontics and general dentistry centre.

15 Heol Hir
South Glamorgan
CF14 5AA