Have you been considering braces lately? Maybe your dentist suggested it at your last cleaning? If you have been curious to learn more about best dental braces, read on.
Best Dental Braces : You Can Have Them at Any Age
You probably think of young children or teenagers when you think of traditional braces mainly because that’s the most common time/age for those problems to be noticed and dealt with. However, did you know that there really isn’t an age limit for braces? It’s a correct tooth route and you can have misaligned teeth at any age. If you gums and teeth are strong you are probably a good candidate for getting braces no matter your age. Dental braces aren’t a great idea if you are a patient that has poor dental health or weakened gums. This is because the braces put pressure on your gums and you need tough and flexible healthy gums that are able to withstand brace wear. It’s actually becoming quite common for adults to have braces. Some choose traditional braces while others go for Invisalign or behind-the-teeth braces. A lot of adults opt for braces later in life because their parents couldn’t afford to pay for braces in their youth. No matter what age you are crooked teeth shouldn’t hold you back from the confidence of a good smile.
Straight Teeth Are Not The End of The World
There are plenty of people that believe having braces is all about having straight teeth. While getting braces creates straight teeth it isn’t the only benefit to wearing them. Dental braces do more for your teeth than just give your straight pearly white. To be ‘qualified’ to have braces put on your orthodontist will ask quite a lot of questions regarding whether you have bleeding in your gums. They may ask if your teeth ever feel loose or jagged. They will take the time to check your mouth to see how crowded your teeth on or whether you have gaps in your gum line or impactments. From there they can provide a course for treatment for any problems that might be present. If you mouth is riddled with problems you may not be eligible for braces.
Most Consultations Are Free
Something that is really great about visiting an orthodontist is that the first time, when getting a consultation for braces, is usually free. This means that if you have been recommended to a specialist by your regular dentist to learn more about whether you need braces. You can also choose to go to a few different orthodontists if needed, to find one that you feel meshes well with you. Keep in mind that braces can take years of wear before everything is right so you will want to find the right doctor for you.
If you would like to learn more about braces for yourself or set up a consultation appointment with the professionals at Dr. Bita Orthodontic Group today please call (818) 981-0640.