If you are an adult that is considering braces, you should know that you are not alone in this journey. There are more and more adults choosing to get braces nowadays. This is due to the fact that there are many benefits to getting braces as an adult that go further than a pretty smile.
Your smile is unique to you. Our team here at Alluvial Dental is always happy to help you determine if braces are the right path for you. You can book an appointment with us to talk about the options available to you. Having said that, we wanted to compile a list of reasons why some of our patients have chosen to get adult braces.
Lower Risk of Decay
Decay can happen to the teeth from improper cleaning. It might not be a surprise to learn that having crooked teeth can actually impede your toothbrush and floss from accessing all the spaces in-between the teeth. Spaced out and straight teeth are much easier to access and clean.
Remember that improper cleaning of the teeth can cause gingivitis, cavities, and other oral health issues. If you are looking to impede this from happening, adult braces are a great option!
Release Oral Discomfort
Did you know that in certain cases misaligned teeth can cause headaches, jaw pain, and difficulties swallowing? This is true for more people than we would like it to be. Thankfully, braces can help with all those discomforts that arise from misaligned teeth. If you are one of the individuals currently living in discomfort due to your smile, please contact our team. We would love to be part of the solution.
Correct Jaw Bone Changes
The body changes as we age and the jaw bone is no exception to that rule. Unfortunately, with age your jaw bone can begin to shift which can cause the teeth to crowd in the front of the mouth and general misalignment. Braces can correct this issue.
Future Dental Work Will Be Easier to Perform
There are many dental procedures which are a lot easier to perform on straight teeth than on misaligned smiles. These include but are not limited to; bi-annual teeth cleanings, whitening, and the placement of prosthetics. We understand that dental work can be scary for many people. Braces can make your experience at our office quicker and easier.
Invisalign Over Traditional Braces
There are various options available for adult braces. One of the most popular adult braces options is Invisalign. There are several reasons why Invisalign is a top pick amongst adults.
Firstly, invisalign aligners are much easier to clean than traditional braces. With Invisalign, you can easily remove the aligner trays and gently clean them in the morning and at night. This also means you don’t have to make food adjustments, as you can remove the aligners when you eat!
In addition to less cleaning time, invisalign results in fewer office visits than metal braces as you do not have to come in to have the wires and bands tightened.
Perhaps most important for the busy adult – invisalign looks much better than metal braces. They are often barely noticeable, as they are made from transparent material!
A Perfect Smile
We wanted to put this last but we understand that for most people a perfect smile is the main reason to get braces. No matter how old you are, a perfect smile will make you feel confident. You deserve to navigate through life with confidence and with a glowing, happy smile. Braces can grant you that.
The decision to get braces as an adult can be full of uncertainties. Our team is here to help guide you through it. We have experience in the subject and we understand that you might have a lot of questions. Give us a call to set up an appointment. We are happy to assess your personal situation and to provide you recommendations on which braces would work best for you.
Our team is equipped to assist you with any concerns you might have. Book your visit for your upcoming cleaning with us and bring any questions you might have with regards to your dental care our way. Alternatively, feel free to submit a photo of your teeth to get a detailed quote before you come in!