Over 4.5 million Americans are estimated to currently wear braces, and adults are slowly taking up more and more of that number. If you’re concerned about your smile and want to get it picture-perfect, here are just four reasons why adult braces may be for you.
Your Teeth Are Still Moving
As our bodies grow and change over the course of our lives, our teeth move and shift too, and our smiles could be unrecognizable after only a decade.
By wearing braces and using the follow-up retainer regularly, our orthodontists can get your smile into the best shape possible and keep it that way for decades to come.
Help Relieve Pain
Because our teeth are always moving as we grow older, we may experience discomfort or soreness if our teeth collide with each other. Discomfort can also be caused by our jaw muscles and tongue not getting used to the shifting, and this can lead to accidentally biting your tongue, cheeks, or lips.
Braces are great for pain relief because they solve both of these problems: straightening your teeth out and preventing collisions to keep your mouth in a consistent shape for your muscles and tongue to get used to.
Advances in Dental Technology
It’s safe to say that the reason many adults did not have braces when they were younger is that the prices were too high or the equipment was too large.
Braces today are now small and light enough to be barely noticeable and they can correct dental problems in as little as a few months!
Improve Presence and Confidence
When we have a crooked smile with gaps, we may become self-conscious of our appearance and avoid speaking at work or talking with others at social events.
By having braces installed and having your smile realigned and shining, you’ll regain your confidence and start taking chances or giving presentations you never dreamed of before!
Getting braces for yourself is a big decision and you will have to follow a specific routine for the foreseeable future, but the health and social benefits of braces are more than worth the effort. Give our dental health experts a call today at (614) 763-6289 or visit us online and read the testimonials of the hundreds of people that we’ve helped to date.