5 Reasons Why You May Consider Adult Orthodontics

5 Reasons Why You May Consider Adult Orthodontics

Have you spent countless years covering your smile? You don’t have to be embarrassed about the position or shape of your teeth. Getting braces can remove this burden and help you get the smile that you’ve always wanted. Find out why more and more people are considering adult orthodontics today and why it also might be a good decision for you.

Orthodontics Is Possible at Any Age

You are never too old for braces. Nearly a quarter of all orthodontic patients today are adults looking to straighten their teeth to improve their oral health and enhance the look of their teeth. Whether you’re 20 or 60, you can benefit from fixing your teeth and getting the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Your Teeth are Still Moving

Our teeth move naturally as we age. So even if you had braces as a child, your teeth can still shift again, impacting the position of your teeth and the look of your smile. If for whatever reason your teeth are not properly aligned, seeking an orthodontic treatment now can help you retain a straighter, healthier smile.

Today’s Options are Invisible

Most adults avoid getting braces because they worry about what other people will think. Fortunately, the days of metal clunky braces are over. Today’s options are barely noticeable. Now you can get lingual braces that hide behind your teeth or Invisalign trays that are made of removable, clear plastic that fits right over your teeth.

Braces Can Help with Other Health Conditions

As we age, adults can start to suffer from other oral conditions such as gingivitis, marginal bone loss, and aging tissue. Orthodontics can help to correct underlying problems before they lead to more serious ones like gum disease and tooth loss that require more costly procedures to correct.

More Affordable Options to Choose From

A number of adults have avoided fixing their teeth because they worry about the cost. But braces are more affordable than you might think. In fact, treatment plans are far less expensive now that they were when you were a kid. Plus, there are so many different options to choose from, you can easily find a treatment plan within your budget. A majority of company insurance plans will also cover some if not all of the cost and most dental clinics offer flexible payment plans that you can take advantage of.    

Ready to talk to a dentist who understands what you’re going through? Contact us at The Teal Umbrella and we’ll help answer any of your questions regarding adult orthodontics today!

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