Orthodontic Braces for Adults
Getting orthodontic treatment as an adult can do wonders for your overall health, and your confidence. These two things often go hand in hand.
Bad bites and crooked teeth affect more than just children and teens, and if you're an adult with one or more of these problems, there's no need to feel hopeless, or like orthodontic treatment is out of the question. In fact, taking the reigns and fixing issues with your smile may end up saving you money down the road, as a straight smile now can help you to avoid oral hygiene issues and costly restorative procedures later in life. Crooked teeth can easily trap food particles and bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay if you're not careful. Straight teeth are far easier to clean, and have less potential to trap food for long periods of time.
Misaligned teeth can also cause other issues, such as jaw shifting, an uneven bite, distribution of forces, which may lead to TMJ issues down the road. TMJ issues are notorious for causing headaches and pain. Teeth that are straight and correctly aligned may be less prone to getting cavities, chipping, becoming irregularly worn down, developing gum or bone disease, or experiencing gum recession.