Many adults realize that investing in a dental makeover can have significant benefits both socially and professionally. And straight teeth can be an important part of that smile enhancing, confidence boosting process. But not everyone is aware that orthodontics, the branch of dentistry that deals with straining teeth, has no age limit. So if you think you’re too old to improve your smile, think again.
Today 1 out of every 5 orthodontic patients is an adult and older patients actually have the same kinds of orthodontic problems as children and adolescents. As many as 3 quarters of adults, have some form of malocclusion, the technical term for a bad white. That’s why so many are getting their teeth straightened. It make sense, when you consider that 90% of people recently surveyed said an attractive smile is an important social and professional asset.
Common orthodontic problems include:
If you have any of these problems, orthodontic treatment offer solutions. And there are options available today that simply didn’t exist when you were a kid. Besides traditional metal braces, we have newer alternatives. Including:
Your dentist or orthodontist can discuss all of these options, and also make sure your gums are healthy, an important requirement for successfully moving teeth.
The science of moving teeth is the same regardless of the orthodontic appliance used. Gentle forces are applied to your teeth and in a carefully controlled direction. This moves them slowly over time in a proper alignment. Straight teeth allow you to smile, bite, chew, and even speak more effectively. You may also find that they are easier to clean, leaving to better oral health.
To make sure your teeth are stable in their new positions, you may also need to wear retainers specified by your dentist or orthodontist.
Make an appointment today at Affinity Dental Clinics to learn more about how the magic of orthodontics can give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.