Many people get braces in their teenage years, but many also go through their teens with crooked teeth or an imbalanced bite. While adults may have previously shied away from treatment with braces, today, as many as half of all orthodontic patients are adults. Today’s braces offer more versatility than ever before and can fit into virtually any lifestyle. We can help you decide if braces are right for you, regardless of your age.
There is no bad time to make a good choice for your smile. When your jaws are out of alignment, they can put too much strain on the jaw joint and abnormal pressure on your teeth. This can increase your risk of other future dental problems, including everything from TMJ disorders to cracked and broken teeth. Straightening your teeth as an adult can help you avoid these problems and improve your lifelong dental health. A straight smile can also boost your self-confidence. If you have been avoiding smiling or speaking in public due to your smile, braces can make it easier to do both, as they can address those crooked teeth.
Braces for adults work similarly to braces for teens. Unlike orthodontic patients of the 80s and 90s, teens and adults today can benefit from technological advances that include smaller brackets, self-ligating braces and clear bracket braces. All of these options can make braces less noticeable in any smile. Clear braces or aligners may also be an option for some people. If you are unhappy with your smile, orthodontic treatment may be right for you. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our expert in clear bracket braces.