As adults, we may be under the impression that orthodontics are just for kids, and that it’s too late for us to have our own teeth straightened. As your dental office, we’re here to let you know that , just as you’re never too old to want to look and feel your best, you’re certainly never too old to improve your smile!
While straight, perfectly aligned teeth are an integral component of a beautiful smile and influence the social and professional impression you project, they can also improve your physical health and comfort. In fact, if your lower and upper teeth are not currently aligned properly, you may be experiencing problems chewing your food, or may be suffering from headaches, jaw pain and other problems that can be linked to your bite.
Orthodontic treatment may help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, destruction of the bone that holds teeth in place , and chewing and digestive difficulties. Untreated orthodontic problems can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function , excessive stress on both gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth and / or misalignment of the jaw joints, sometimes leading to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Straighter teeth are also easier to brush and floss, meaning that you should expect less decay and healthier gums too.
The good news about braces and a big change from when we were kids is twofold. First, the stigma of wearing braces has all disappeared from today’s society – no matter what your age – and secondly ,today’s orthodontics include removable, “invisible ” braces that provide an excellent option for patients looking for a discreet teeth straightening system.
Please call today to find out how today’s dentistry can give you the beautiful smile you deserve!</>