Adult Braces – Any Age is the Right Age for a Perfect Smile
We often think of orthodontic treatment as something either kids or teenagers go through. There are many adults who pine for the same perfect smiles as their teens, but they were never able to get treatment themselves. Others never got braces as a child because of affordability, or even fear of the way they might look or how braces might feel. There are plenty of reasons as to why there are so many adults walking around with crowded teeth, spacing, crooked teeth, etc.
But, the stereotypes behind braces have significantly changed over the years, and adult braces are becoming more popular than ever. In fact, approximately one third of the patients in our practice are adults!
Benefits of Braces as an Adult
First of all, one of the biggest benefits you’ll find as you get adult braces is your overall self-esteem may improve. Most people who have ever considered braces as an adult aren’t very happy with their smile. So, improving the way your teeth look can do wonders for your confidence, and the way you see yourself.
Fixing your teeth can also help with underlying conditions, such as tooth decay, the wearing of enamel, and even jaw pain. When your teeth are crooked, or rub together improperly, you may suffer from other conditions that can be easily fixed or prevented by straightening your teeth.
The Advanced Technology of Braces
The best part about getting braces as an adult is that there are so many options to choose from now. There are metal braces and clear ceramic braces. Thanks to advanced technology like Invisalign or braces that are put on behind the teeth, the process can be hardly noticeable anymore. With Invisalign, for example, many people won’t even notice your aligners. You’re also able to remove them to eat your favorite foods or for special events.
If discomfort or pain has been a concern, the advancements in orthodontic care can reassure you. The options available to you are more comfortable than ever before – our braces are smaller and the wires used to move the teeth use lighter, continuous force causing less discomfort.
Depending on your treatment plan, the cost may vary slightly. We are always willing to work with you to determine the best treatment for you and we will find a payment plan that will fit your budget. We never let finances get in the way of you getting the smile you deserve.
At our complimentary initial orthodontic consultation will help to decide every factor in moving forward with your braces. We’ll work with you to decide which type of treatment option will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Factoring in things like cost, speed, daily activities, comfort or appearance, there is absolutely a treatment plan that will work for everyone, at any age.
Choosing to get braces as an adult is a responsible step toward ensuring you have a beautiful smile. It’s never too late to get braces, and it’s a decision you will never regret!