May 3, 2019 Dr. Bita Moalej

Great Reasons Why Adult Should Get Braces

Are you under the impression that braces are for children and teens? Do you feel like you have missed the boat to get straight teeth? Well, neither of those things are true. These days more than ever, adults are heading to orthodontists for treatments like improving their smile or correcting they’re over/underbites. There are plenty of different options for adult braces in Encino as well from Invisalign or traditional to lingual braces.

If you are still on the fence about whether braces for adults is a good choice, we’d like to share some reasons why it’s a good idea!

Every smile matters!

You may not think that every smile matters but every single one does. A genuine smile from happiness or laughter can have a positive effect on those around you. However, if you are resistant to smiling with your teeth or cover your hand with your mouth when you laugh due to your teeth; You are not enjoying your best potential smile.

Many people worry that their crooked teeth keep them from pursuing things they want to do in life and living it to the fullest. Don’t allow yourself to be one of those individuals. You may be faced with a few years of rocking braces but it’s worth it for a good smile.


Teeth Can Shift Regardless of Age

You may not know this but teeth can shift around with age. It could be due to growth, injury or a health condition but they don’t always stay where they are supposed to. If you had braces as a child you may need them again due to your teeth reverting to their old positions. This is usually because those people neglected to wear their retainers once their braces had come off. Some people are told to wear their retainers for the rest of their lives and will opt to have a permanent retainer constructed inside their mouth to keep their teeth from shifting, but which would also be difficult for tooth brushing, every morning and night

Avoid Serious Problems

When dealing with a crossbite or misaligned teeth you also have you have a chance of increased chance of plaque as well as food build up between your teeth. This could become periodontal disease You can possibly avoid tooth decay, gum, and bone loss.

It’s cheaper these days!

Things have changed over the years in the brace industry which means they have also become cheaper. You don’t have to opt for traditional braces which can lead to embarrassment. The brackets used now are smaller than they once were and there aren’t bands wrapping around the teeth. Ceramic braces have become a popular option for adults as they’re made of translucent material. There are also adults opting for Invisalign for clear and removable wear. These are great because you won’t deal with food restrictions.

There are plenty of reasons for adults to seek out the potential of braces. You can even get braces that line up behind your teeth (lingual) so that no one really knows you are wearing them. If you would like to discuss the possibility of braces for adults with Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group you can make an appointment for a consultation today on our site or calling (818) 981-0640.

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