Do you feel as though the time has passed for you to correct your smile? Perhaps you have come to terms with the fact you’ll have crooked teeth for the rest of your life. Perhaps you’re used to hiding your smile in pictures or avoiding them altogether.
More and more adults are choosing to start their orthodontic treatment later in life, and we’re here to tell you that’s perfectly fine! Here’s why it’s never too late to get braces or Invisalign treatment.
Correcting Orthodontic Issues as an Adult
Living with orthodontic issues is not only uncomfortable, but it can also cause other problems down the road. Misaligned teeth make it difficult to properly maintain your oral hygiene routine, thus resulting in more serious issues later on in life. Alleviate the discomfort of crooked teeth and improve your bite by getting braces or Invisalign to correct your orthodontic issues. Not only will you correct these problems, but you’ll also boost your self-confidence in the process. The days of avoiding pictures are over. By choosing to start your journey with orthodontic treatment, you’ll be on your way to a new you.
The Benefits of Adult Orthodontics
When we think of orthodontics, we typically think of kids with braces; however, getting braces or Invisalign as an adult comes with a multitude of benefits. Unlike in pre-teens and young adults, an adult’s jaw is done growing and all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Even though the jaw has stopped growing, it doesn’t mean your teeth have stopped shifting. It’s a common misconception that as an adult, your teeth no longer move. In fact, your teeth will continue to shift, even after braces have been removed, making post-treatment care imperative.
Another benefit of getting braces as an adult is better compliance. Adults understand the importance of the following:
- Proper oral hygiene
- Maintaining proper care and maintenance of braces
- Avoiding certain foods
- Keeping up with orthodontic appointments
- Listening to your orthodontist
Adults tend to listen better than children when it comes to taking these important aspects of treatment seriously.
Treatment Options for Adults
There are also many more treatment options for adults than just the standard metal braces you grew accustomed to seeing as you grew up. With the emergence of clear braces and Invisalign, adults can better fit treatment into their everyday lives. Clear braces better blend into the teeth and Invisalign treatment consists of clear aligners that are removable, making eating much easier than with braces. No matter what you’re looking for in a treatment option, your orthodontist can help you find the right fit for you.
Braces for Adults
Quit thinking that it is too late for a spectacular smile and start your journey today. Not only will it help to alleviate any discomfort you may have in your mouth, but you’ll also be happy to flash that winning smile to whoever you meet. There’s no better time than the present.
The team at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists is excited to meet you and find the right orthodontic treatment that fits into your busy schedule. Call (843) 4-BRACES to get started today!