The first thing people notice about you is your smile. Knowing that, you probably recognize that it’s important that you love what you see in the mirror. Although orthodontic treatment is often associated with older kids and teens, it is never too late for you to get braces.
New technology has made getting straighter teeth easier. Achieving the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of is possible, and now you don't even have to sacrifice your time. As you talk to your dentist about your options for treatment, consider the benefits of getting braces as an adult.
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You might remember childhood taunts like "metal mouth" that used to ring out on the schoolyard. Whether you thought braces were cool back then or dreaded having to get them, teasing is no longer a worry today. Nowadays, clear braces are available. These clear dental appliances are undetectable unless someone gets really close.
As an adult, you are more likely to take care of your teeth while you have braces. Unlike teenagers who might be tempted to eat a piece of caramel, you may prefer to eat a healthy diet anyway. You also may have already established a regular oral hygiene routine, so a little extra flossing may not seem like as big of a deal.
A person may have to wear traditional braces for several years before they finally see results. However, adults with mild orthodontic problems can have a straighter smile in as little as six months. While you may have had to wait until adulthood to get braces, you won't be waiting long once you begin your treatment.
Dating, meeting new people, and giving a presentation at work can all be awkward when you do not love your smile. Whether you have a wedding coming up next year or want to get a new job, straight teeth can give you the confidence you need during the important moments of your life.
People sometimes view braces as an aesthetic treatment. However, teeth that are too close together or have large gaps can actually pose health issues. For instance, you cannot floss properly between teeth that sit too close together, so crooked teeth increase your risk for cavities.
Your dentist offers services like cleaning your teeth and preventing gum disease. There are times when a dentist may recommend a person get braces to avoid future oral health problems. After your braces come off, you will be amazed at how much easier it is to brush and floss your teeth.
Adults tend to be busy, and you may dread the thought of having to take time off work or find a sitter so that you can attend your orthodontic appointments. But, you don't necessarily have to go to an orthodontist; some regular dentists offer braces as well. This makes getting braces more convenient, as you won’t have to find a new professional to work with.
You might have had braces as a kid, but now you might notice that your teeth have begun to shift back out of alignment. Since such issues tend to get worse with time, you should address the shifts now. Braces can work fast to get your smile back to the way it was when you got your first set of braces off.
Today, braces are very different than they were when you were a kid. At Laconi Dental, our team is dedicated to making sure that you love every aspect of your smile. Contact us today to find out whether you are a good candidate for clear braces that put you on the fast track to a more beautiful smile.