Many people associate braces as a treatment for misaligned teeth or bad bites available only for children and teenagers. In fact, adult braces are becoming increasingly popular and can deliver exceptional results. Discrete braces can be worn by people of all ages and are used to correct orthodontic problems. As well as delivering beautiful smiles, the straight teeth which braces can create also ensure a healthier mouth. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth and improving your overall oral health, read on.
Why Get Braces As An Adult?
The reasons for getting braces as an adult are exactly the same reason as children. Braces and other orthodontic treatment are used to straighten teeth and improve bite. Beyond creating a straighter smile, well-aligned teeth can improve your oral health. Straight teeth are easier to brush and keep clean. Teeth are also important for speech and straight teeth improve pronunciation and can even eliminate speech impediments. Finally, chewing is an important first step in the digestion of food. Straight teeth are more effective and break down your food before it enters your stomach.
In addition to your health benefits, straight teeth will give you a confidence boost. Many people feel self-conscious about crooked or gapped teeth. The good news is you don’t have to live with them any more. Adult braces can correct alignment issues and deliver that perfect smile you always wanted.
Who Is Eligible for Adult Braces
Most people who want braces will be able to wear them. Many of our adult patients had braces as children but did not comply with recommendations to wear their retainer after the braces were removed. Over time, the teeth will move back without a retainer being worn. Other patients never had the opportunity to undergo orthodontic treatment as children and are now in a position to address ongoing alignment issues. If you’re not sure if your teeth are strong enough to withstand braces, it is important to meet with an orthodontist to establish your validity as an orthodontic patient.
Will Everyone Be Able To See The Braces?
Metal braces are no longer your only option. Some severe alignment problems will require this style of orthodontic treatment but most people can use more discrete options. Invisalign is the world’s most popular invisible brace brand, crafted using 3D technology to perfectly fit your teeth. Clear plastic is moulded to fit your teeth and by switching out the retainers every few weeks, your teeth can be gently moved into position. For more extreme cases, ceramic braces may be necessary as they are also discrete and treat any alignment problems.
What Is The First Step?
iSmile Orthodontics offers a free consultation for all new patients. This is an opportunity for our orthodontics the chance to assess your teeth and provide a few treatment options for you. As adults, you are able to choose the treatment style which is best for you. This consultation is also a chance for you to discuss how braces can improve your teeth and your bite.
Interested? Contact iSmile Orthodontics today to book your free consultation. We look forwards to meeting with you soon.