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Advantages Of Adult Braces
In the United States there are millions of people receiving orthodontic treatment. In those millions the number of adults getting braces have increased. It is common to find individuals getting braces in adulthood due to not receiving orthodontic treatment in childhood. If you find yourself in this same situation adult braces may be the best solution for you.
A Variety of Options
At this day and age, the options that an adult has when choosing braces have increased. There are numerous styles and types of braces. They range from traditional metal braces to clear removable aligners. Don’t be intimidated by all of the options that you may find. An experienced orthodontist will guide you during the whole process and will help establish which options are best for you. Your dental health needs and preferences will always be a priority.
Types of Adult Braces:
• Metal braces – Often the most affordable adult braces option, traditional metal braces are placed on the front side of the top and bottom rows of teeth.
• Clear braces – A more subtle alternative to traditional metal braces, clear braces blend in with your teeth and are a popular option for those concerned with the aesthetic appearance of braces.
• Invisalign braces – These clear aligners are removable, allowing you to easily clean your teeth and eat without restrictions. Orthodontists customize these aligners to fit your teeth comfortably and they generally appear much less noticeable than other types.
• Lingual braces – Like traditional braces, lingual braces are made of metal. Orthodontists apply these braces to the backside of your teeth, making them invisible to others.
When your orthodontic treatment has concluded, noticeable differences will be experienced such as:
• Teeth cleaning becomes an easier process – When you teeth are misaligned or crowded it is more difficult to clean all the areas of your teeth. After treatment, you will be able to reach more areas for cleaning.
• More comfortable chewing – One of the many issues of a misaligned mouth is the discomfort of chewing food. After braces have aligned your bite, your chewing experience becomes easier.
• No more bad breath – Bacteria lingers throughout your mouth and along the surfaces of your teeth. When your teeth are not aligned you may miss numerous areas for cleaning. This leads to that unpleasant odor. Once your teeth are properly straightened, these areas are no longer hiding from you.
• Tooth enamel damage prevention – When your teeth are misaligned it is common to find them ribbing against each other. This in turn wears your enamel away and your teeth are more prone to cavities and erosion.
It is important to take care of your braces during the orthodontic treatment but it is just as important to take care of your teeth after they are removed. Remember to brush and floss multiple times a day to maintain the healthiness of your teeth.
Contact an experienced orthodontist and experience a new level of confidence with your new teeth.