While many people believe that braces are for teenagers alone, many adults have braces. In fact, a study conducted by the American Association of Dentists in 2014 showed that over 1.4 million adults in the United States wore braces. Whether you’re unsatisfied with your smile or want to improve your dental health, there are several benefits to getting braces as an adult.
More Than Simply Straight Teeth
Although the most significant advantage of getting braces is straightening crooked teeth, they provide many other benefits. As you age, your jawbones lose density over time, and this can cause your teeth to shift, overlap, and often cause discomfort when chewing and swallowing.
Adults who get braces not only get straight teeth but reduce the chances of developing dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Teeth become far easier to clean because overlapping teeth become more accessible. Braces afford you not only the smile you desire but also the hygiene your teeth deserve.
The Power of a Confident Smile
Studies have shown that people with straighter teeth are perceived to be more successful than people with crooked teeth. People associate straight teeth with health and attractiveness, so a smile with straight teeth exudes confidence and success.
With braces, you can gain the smile that tells the world you’re successful. Braces can raise your levels of confidence and self-esteem. You can contact one of our dentists today at TruBlu Dentistry to discuss your concerns and determine if you are a candidate for adult braces.
So Many Choices
With modern technology, many teeth straightening options are available to suit your specific needs. Although metal braces are the industry standard, there are many other ways we can straighten your teeth.
At TruBlu Dentistry, we offer Invisalign, a clear alternative to braces. Invisalign braces look like a clear, thin mouthguard that fits over both upper and bottom teeth. They move your teeth both horizontally and vertically to realign them.
As the clear aligner trays place gentle pressure on your teeth, this triggers the release of bone cells. Osteoclasts resorb bone tissue on the compression side of your teeth, allowing them to move along the periodontal membrane. On the tension side of the teeth, osteoblasts stimulate the growth of new bone to secure the teeth in their new position. Switching clear aligners every 1-2 weeks applies force to different teeth, gradually straightening your smile.
Braces for Adults
Many adults choose to benefit from braces every day. We no longer live in a world where braces are only available to children and teenagers. We now have discreet orthodontic options like Invisalign for providing teeth-straightening braces at affordable prices.
So yes, adults can get braces. The question is, are you ready to give yourself the smile you deserve?
At TruBlu Dentistry, we are always open to discussing dental treatment with new patients. To schedule your orthodontic consultation, you can contact either our practices today in Burbank (708) 424-5650; or Hegewisch (773) 646-4664.