Braces for Adults Provide Late-Blooming Smiles

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If you missed your opportunity to straighten your teeth as a teen, don’t worry; it’s never too late for orthodontic evaluation and treatment. Many people over the age of 18 wear braces. Today’s best orthodontists are familiar with the special concerns of adult patients. Braces for adults will correct problems such as overbites, underbites, crooked or crowded teeth, and poor jaw positioning. If you neglect to address such problems, they may eventually lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and problems eating or speaking. Since your adult body is no longer growing, you may have to wear braces for a longer period of time than a teenager, but your new smile is worth the wait.

How Do I Know if Orthodontic Treatments Are Right for Me? 



The best way to find out if braces can help you is to ask your family dentist, or obtain a referral to a qualified orthodontist. Orthodontists specialize in correcting dental irregularities with custom-made devices such as braces for adults that gradually move teeth into a more desirable position. Your orthodontist can tell you what type of treatment is best for you, how much it will cost, and how long the process will take.

Types of Adult Orthodontic Treatments

Traditional metal braces are popular, but other types of braces for adults are also available. Examples include natural-looking ceramic braces, lingual braces that attach discreetly to the back of teeth, and invisible, removable aligner trays. Your orthodontist can recommend the best solution for your dental condition and lifestyle.

Adjusting to Life with Braces



Even the best orthodontists can’t eliminate all the discomforts and inconveniences associated with wearing braces. You may have trouble speaking and eating until you get accustomed to your appliances. Maintaining good oral hygiene, and monitoring your consumption of sweet and starchy foods is essential. You should also avoid hard foods such as pretzels, nuts, popcorn, and ice; these can dislodge or damage your braces. For the best results, be sure to keep all your appointments with your orthodontist, so potential problems can be addressed early.

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