One of the biggest misconceptions about orthodontic treatment is that it’s only for kids and teenagers. But the truth is, it’s never too late to invest in your smile!
More and more adults are choosing orthodontic treatment, and it isn’t just for cosmetic reasons. There are several benefits to getting braces as an adult, and we’re here to share them with you. In this post, we’ll explore seven life-changing reasons why you should consider getting braces as an adult. In fact, you might be surprised that adulthood can be a great time to get braces!
Why Choose Braces as an Adult
Modern orthodontics offers more than one treatment option for misaligned teeth and bite issues. You have certainly heard of clear aligners as an alternative to traditional braces, and this is a good option for many adults. They are nearly invisible, easy to care for, and effective. But they are not right for everyone. Traditional braces can have some significant benefits.
For most adults, braces treatment only lasts approximately 18-24 months. This means treatment may be done faster than you imagined. Of course, every case is unique, and some treatment timelines are a bit longer than others.
Another reason to consider braces is severe orthodontic issues. Braces may be the better option for large gaps, severe bite issues, rotated teeth, and major overcrowding. Braces can be more effective at treating these serious issues.
Let’s be, honest; many patients’ families were simply not in a financial place to afford orthodontic treatment while they were a child or teen. And even in early adulthood, many people might find it hard to finance elective treatments. The reality is, as adults, many people find themselves in a better financial situation with autonomy over how to spend their money.
Now that the choice is yours, getting the orthodontic treatment you may have always wanted is within reach. And if paying for your treatment upfront is still an issue, don’t worry, there are financing options available!
Improve Your Oral Health
As we get older and more mature, our health becomes more important to us. The thought of dental health problems down the road can be more of a concern. That said, did you know that crooked or misaligned teeth can have a big impact on oral health? When teeth are crowded or overlapping, they’re harder to clean, leading to plaque buildup, tooth decay, and even gum disease.
In addition, misaligned teeth can contribute to the development of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). TMD is a painful condition that affects the jaw joint and can cause headaches, earaches, and difficulty opening and closing the mouth.
By getting braces as an adult, you’re taking a proactive step toward improving your oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing your risk of dental issues down the line, and can prevent or alleviate jaw disorders such as TMD.
Enhance Your Self-Confidence and Professional Image
Having a beautiful, straight smile can do wonders for your self-esteem. When you feel good about your smile, you’re more likely to show it off and feel confident in social situations. If you are concerned about the aesthetics of braces, ask about ceramic braces, which are harder to spot than traditional metal brackets.
In the professional world, first impressions matter. A straight, attractive smile can make a powerful impact on colleagues, clients, and potential employers. When you feel confident about your smile, you’re more likely to make a positive impression on others. Adult braces can help you achieve that winning smile, enhancing your professional image and opening doors to new opportunities.
Improve Your Appearance and Look Younger
It’s also no secret that a straight, beautiful smile can make you look more attractive. But did you know that it can also make you look younger? As we age, our teeth may shift, which can make our faces appear more sunken and aged. Adult braces can help reverse these effects by aligning your teeth and giving your face a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Are Your Finally Ready for a New Smile?
It’s time to take control of your oral health and invest in a smile that will last a lifetime. Why wait any longer to achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of? Embrace the benefits of adult braces and start your journey toward a healthier, happier, and more confident smile.
Reach out to our office to discuss your options and begin your journey toward a beautiful, straight smile.