The most exciting part about braces is that you never get too old to have them! Getting braces as an adult is much more common than most people realize. Each year, over one million adults put braces on their teeth. Here are some things to expect when you’re getting braces as an adult.
Braces Are Temporary
Some adults are concerned that braces will take a very long time on the teeth to work. Braces are an option at any age and do not affect attractiveness. Adult braces usually work in as few as 14-26 months, with rapid braces taking as little as 6 months! The style of braces and severity of your oral situation both impact your personal length of time. The process is quicker today thanks to improved cosmetic orthodontist practices. New technologies help to speed along the process and encourage faster straightening.
There Are More Options
You can work with your cosmetic orthodontist to decide on the most appropriate set for your lifestyle. Standard metal braces work great for some patients. Today, braces are a lot smaller than they used to be which adds comfort and convenience. Porcelain braces, like metal braces but sheerer, are also an option. Clear braces are also available, which are just as good as porcelain and metal braces. The Only difference is that the material that its made out of makes the braces more or less visible. Invisalign is an option where you are given a series of removable clear plastic aligners, which can be great for busy patients without much time for appointments.
You Improve Dental Health
When all of your teeth are aligned correctly, there is less of a chance of food to get trapped between your teeth and give yourself a higher risk of gum disease or tooth decay. It is a myth that getting braces will make it harder for you to clean your teeth. Long term, braces helps you maintain a healthy set of teeth. To avoid tartar and plaque buildup, they are made to be easy to brush and floss. In the long run, braces make you less likely to need oral interventions. The older you get your bones and teeth encounter wear and tear. Dental health and longevity are greatly increased when you have straightened teeth.
It’s Surprisingly Convenient
Adult braces are quite convenient, and can fit into any schedule whether you’re a busy mom or a businessman. Cosmetic orthodontists have advanced diagnostic and treatment solutions. Appointments often take less time than patients expect and you won’t have to book that many appointments either.
Getting Braces as an Adult is not a Bad Thing
It is never too late to get the teeth you always dreamed of. Don’t let yourself or others stop you from getting braces as an adult! Waiting can compound dental issues and cause medical discomfort. We are happy to talk through any concerns or inquires you may have in a consultation appointment. Together we will work together to find the best solution for you.
Let your beautiful smile shine!