For most adults, the notion of braces is something that they only associate with kids and teenagers as a way to help them with their smiles. While it is most common to get fitted for braces when you are a teenager, some people do not get help straightening their teeth until they are older and out on their own. If you are considering braces now that you are older, you likely have many questions about the process, what it is like, and what you can expect. Here at the Dr. Bita Orthodontic Group, there are many questions adults frequently ask us regarding the Encino adult braces we offer at our practice.
Are Adult Braces Effective?
Because so many people associate braces with children, they assume that getting braces as an adult is not a great option or not very effective. The truth is that while teeth, when you are younger, are easier to shape and bring back into proper alignment because your teeth are still forming, help is still possible even when you are an adult. There are different methods and braces used with adults that are designed to do their work over longer periods of time to steadily straighten the teeth.
Is it Necessary to Get Adult Braces?
A common question regarding the Encino adult braces we offer is whether the braces are necessary for you as an adult. The answer to this question varies greatly from person to person. While for some people there may not be a physical need to align your teeth properly, more people today choose braces because of the improvement aesthetically that they provide. A straighter smile can provide you with a greater sense of confidence and self-esteem, so you feel better about yourself. From a health standpoint, there are times where failing to straighten teeth can affect your health, influencing your bite, the way you eat, and the way you talk.
Talk to Us about Adult Braces
If you have more questions about the Encino adult braces, we can provide you with at the Dr. Bita Orthodontic Group, we would be glad to provide you with more information. You can read more about our services here on our website, or you can phone us at 818-981-0640. We will be glad to answer questions for you over the phone, or you can come into the office for a consultation so you can speak with one of our orthodontists and learn how braces may be able to help you.