Good news… Braces aren’t just for awkward teens with brightly colored spacers anymore! In fact, studies show that one in five patients at the orthodontist’s office today are over the age of 18. As more adults turn to dental braces in Wisconsin to straighten their teeth, they’re proving that it’s never too late to freshen up your smile.
Here are just a few great reasons why dental braces for adults are a wise choice.
Set You Teeth Straight: What is it that you don’t like about your smile? For many, it’s crowded and crooked teeth, which are more difficult to brush and floss. This can also cause plaque build up and lead to other problems, such as cavities or gum disease. An underbite or overbite can even make chewing uncomfortable.
Whether your teeth are misaligned or just slightly less than perfect, braces can rectify the problem. Keep in mind that adult dental braces in Wisconsin may need to be in place longer than for children or teenagers. The time required varies depending on the condition of your teeth, but the average patient has braces for 18 to 30 months. But regardless of your reason for wanting braces, the results are well worth the time spent.
You Have More Options: Luckily, you’re no longer limited to metal braces.Today there are many more discreet options such as clear braces, lingual braces and clear aligners, which will allow you to straighten your teeth, unbeknownst to others.
Ceramic or clear braces are made from a composite material that mimics the color of your teeth, while lingual braces are completely hidden because they’re attached behind the teeth. Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are custom-fit to your teeth.
Boost Your Confidence: Many adults are unhappy with the way their teeth look and will avoid smiling or shy away from conversations as a result. This can affect how they present themselves in both social and professional situations. Stay until the end with the tooth-straightening process, and in time you’ll get the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. You’ll be delighted that you devoted the time to it.
For the healthiest mouth possible, always be sure to brush twice daily with a type of toothpaste that fights germs and prevents gingivitis, and follow your orthodontist’s instructions on proper care for your braces.
Keep in mind, however, that whitening toothpastes are not recommended while you wear braces since the toothpaste cannot reach under your brackets and could result in stains in the areas where the brackets were when it’s finally time for the braces to come off.
There will soon be no need to hide your smile anymore when you have a reason and the confidence to show it off. If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth with dental braces in Wisconsin and would like to discuss your options, call our office today to schedule an appointment.
It’s your first step toward enjoying the smile of your dreams – your best smile ever!