Are you self-conscious of your smile? Maybe you had braces when you were younger, but neglected to wear your retainer and your teeth have now shifted? Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontists estimates that 27 percent of all U.S. and Canadian orthodontic patients are adults? Being an adult should never hold you back from a new smile. Let’s look at the top 5 reasons why adults should consider getting braces:
Your smile needs to last a lifetime which is why choosing to get braces is an important investment in yourself and your future. Dr. Mandana will discuss your unique adult orthodontic treatment as well as cost and payment plan options that fit your budget. Our practice accepts insurance plans, credit cards and offers third-party financing options. We want your orthodontics to be affordable and will always let you know in advance what to expect with regard to future orthodontic treatment.
The field of orthodontics is always evolving and progressing. Over the years, advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and less noticeable than ever. Many of today’s treatment options are designed to minimize the appearance of braces, and fit your lifestyle. Dr. Mandana offers many option in braces;
Metal braces – traditional metal wired braces with metal brackets.
Ceramic braces – these braces are known as clear braces consisting of clear brackets with similarly colored wires and rubber bands.
Self-ligating braces – similar to other braces, self-ligating braces straighten teeth using brackets and an archwire, but do not require elastics.
Invisalign® - clear, removable aligners that work to straighten teeth without brackets or wires.
Adults can choose a treatment option such as ceramic braces or clear aligners. These solutions are more discreet, eliminating any self-consciousness typically associated with metal braces.
With life expectancy in the United States rising, and people are living into their late 70s or 80s, having healthy, functioning teeth a properly aligned bite is necessary as we age. Orthodontic treatment creates a better bite, making teeth fit better and decreasing the risk of future dental problems. Improving the overall function of your teeth and jaw can reduce abnormal wear and tear of teeth, make brushing much easier as straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked teeth, help you speak and chew food properly, balance your bite/correct over or underbites, alleviate headaches, jaw pain, TMJ, and increase your self-confidence.
Braces and Invisalign® have seen a lot of engineering and upgrades over the years, making them better and more comfortable. Both appliances work by applying a small amount of force over time, rather than a strong force in a short time span as in years past. This has shown to shift the teeth into place faster and with less discomfort. Adults can expect to wear braces from 18 months to 3 years, depending on your treatment, and will also need to wear a retainer after braces are removed to keep teeth in place, and prevent shifting.
Getting braces and improving your teeth and smile will increase your self- esteem and boost your confidence! Your smile is one of the first things others notice about you. Feeling good about your smile can give you the confidence necessary to make a great impression. Getting a perfect smile can be attainable at any age, and because it stays with you the rest of your life, it’s always a good time to start, regardless of your age!
Dr. Mandana and staff are ready to get you fitted for braces! Contact us today and let’s get started on your beautiful smile!