5 Reasons Adults Can Still Get Braces

No matter what your age, you’re never too old to improve your oral health and perfect your smile. In fact, nearly ⅓ of all orthodontic patients are adults. If you’re not totally happy with your smile and are putting off getting braces, read on to discover 5 reasons you should take the plunge.

  • 1. Improved Confidence

    Have you ever found yourself covering your smile or untagging yourself from pictures because you’re embarrassed of your teeth? It doesn’t have to be that way. Straightening your teeth will give you a huge confidence boost and can even translate to success in your personal and professional life.

  • 2. Better Oral Health

    Straight teeth are easier to clean, which means you’ll greatly lessen your chances of developing periodontal disease or other issues like gingivitis. Aligning your bite can even help solve overall health issues, like headaches, TMJ, and earaches. That’s a lot of reasons to smile!

  • 3. Improved Technology

    Gone are the days of “metal mouth. “ Just like you, braces have grown up, and modern technology makes them more comfortable, more efficient, and less noticeable than the braces you may remember from your school days.

  • 4. Your Teeth are Still Moving

    No matter your age, it’s natural for your teeth to move. If you’ve had braces before, it’s possible your teeth have shifted and become crooked or overcrowded. If you’re not totally thrilled with the way your teeth have moved in your adult years, braces are a great option to look into.

  • 5. It’s not Forever

    Even if you’re not a huge fan of braces, remember it’s not forever. You may wear braces for a few months, but afterwards, you can enjoy a lifetime of confident smiles – just remember to wear your retainer so you don’t lose any results!

If you’re not totally happy with your teeth, don’t let your age hold you back from getting the smile of your dreams. Contact us to set up an appointment today.

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