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5 Benefits of Getting Adult Braces

When most people think about braces, they probably envision teenagers or preteens wearing them. According to the NHS, orthodontic treatment usually starts around twelve years old. However, orthodontic treatments are great for individuals of all ages. There are several benefits of getting braces as an adult.

1. Improved Oral Health

Tooth and bone misalignment can make it hard to keep your mouth clean. It may be impossible to floss in between crooked teeth. This can result in a build-up of bacteria and plaque. That’s why people with misaligned teeth are more likely to experience tooth decay or cavities. Braces can help solve these problems.

2. Confidence

When you don’t have straight teeth, it can make you feel self-conscious about smiling or laughing. You may not feel comfortable in social settings because you don’t want to smile with your mouth open accidentally. Braces can help you achieve the smile you need and give you a major boost in confidence.

3. Proper Bite

Having uneven teeth or jaw bones usually results in an uneven bite. This typically causes uneven wear on the teeth. Certain teeth in your mouth may be more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. This can impact how well you speak and chew food. Orthodontic treatment will help correct this issue so you can talk and chew properly.

4. Long-Term Effects

There are several long-term benefits to having straighter teeth. You’ll enjoy better oral health, making you less likely to experience gum disease and bad breath. Misaligned teeth are more susceptible to injuries if you fall or are in an accident, but braces will help lower this risk. You’ll also enjoy increased confidence for many years to come.

5. Many Options

Many adults feel nervous about getting braces. However, innovative treatments are available to help patients achieve the straight smile they need. Clear brackets and tooth-colored wires can help hide the appearance of the orthodontic treatment, and most people won’t notice you wear braces unless they get very close to your face. Adults will enjoy many excellent benefits when they opt for braces. At Aspen Orthodontics, we understand that you want a straighter smile, proper bite, and better oral health. It’s never too late to start orthodontic treatment. Contact us when you’re ready to learn more.

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