Factors To Consider When Getting Braces

You should consider some few things before orthodontic treatment for braces. You’re no longer a teenager. Your dental structure and general health have drastically changed.

Key takeaways:

  • Consider the cost of the procedure and use a treatment plan you can afford.
  • Oral health. If you’re suffering from gum disease, you might need to pause the whole idea of getting braces.

Most adults prefer wearing removable aligners or invisible braces. Mostly, invisible braces (like Invisalign) can be worn throughout the day and you can remove them whenever you want. Clear braces are less noticeable and are fitted into your mouth just like traditional braces. Traditional braces are fixed to your teeth and are more conspicuous.

When you visit your dentist, ask him about the various options out there for straightening adult teeth. Also, follow all dental instructions after installation.

Read more at:




After qualifying in Leeds in 1998, Irfan worked for 9 years in a number of busy NHS practices which cemented his skills in all aspects of dentistry from simple fillings to surgical removal of teeth. Since 2007 he has worked solely in private dentistry. Having completed a certificate course in dental implants in 2008 Irfan went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Dental Implantology.

Irfan also completed a 12-month advanced restorative course in 2008 which concentrated on advanced techniques in a number of dental treatments including crowns, bridges, veneers, and fillings. He completed the SAAD course in intravenous sedation in 2012 as well as courses in short-term orthodontics by Cfast and 6 Months Smiles. Irfan’s most recent course was on advanced bone grafting procedures for implant treatment.

Treating every patient as if they were a member of his own family and giving them the highest level of care is the philosophy Irfan works by. "Giving someone their smile back and the confidence that gives them is such a rewarding part of the job."

Irfan spends as much of his time with his family as possible. He is the coach for his son’s football team and enjoys participating in a number of different sports when the time permits (which isn’t as often as he would like).