While many associate braces and traditional orthodontic treatment with adolescence, adults are often encouraged to undergo orthodontics to straighten their teeth and align their bite. This treatment not only helps adults achieve more attractive smiles, but to make at-home hygiene care easier and more effective.
Why get Braces as an Adult?
Though patients may associate braces with large, bulky metal appliances, times have changed. There are many options for adults to get the smile they were not able to achieve as a child. Many dentists now offer clear aligners or cosmetic braces, sometimes known by the brand-name Six-Month-Smiles.
If you find that you refrain from expressing yourself, openly smiling, or laughing, because you are not proud of your smile, clear braces might be for you.
Products such as ClearCorrect or Invisalign® dental aligners are effective in correcting crooked, misaligned, or unevenly spaced teeth. These treatment methods use multiple trays to gradually shift teeth into ideal alignment. The process typically entails wearing one clear aligner at least 22 hours per day, for two weeks, then moving on to the next.
Six Month Smiles focuses on straightening visible teeth in a short time. This is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes clear brackets and tooth colored wires for discreet functionality. Many patients choose Six-Month-Smiles in preparation for entering the job market, or before a major event.
What are the Main Benefits of Braces?
While a great looking smile is the main reason most people opt for braces, there are other dental health issues that can improve when teeth are in a more ideal position.
1. When brushing and flossing, more tooth surface area is accessible, making your teeth easier to clean. This can lead to fewer cavities and less risk of periodontal disease.
2. Less tooth breakdown. When teeth are correctly aligned, the amount of wear and risk of broken teeth decreases.
3. In order to achieve optimal dental health, misaligned teeth tend to require more dental procedures on average, compared to teeth that are correctly spaced in
If you are in the Tucker, GA area and want to improve the look of your smile, give Relief Dental a call today!