With so many options in short-term and clear orthodontics, more and more adults are choosing to straighten their smile. While it may seem like a strict cosmetic decision to straighten your teeth later in life, adult orthodontics offers several benefits towards your oral health and quality of life too!
Do you have teeth that are gapped, crooked, overlapping or otherwise misaligned? These are issues that orthodontic treatment can address. Fortunately, modern dentistry helps adults avoid wearing traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth. Today, most adults qualify for more discreet and quicker treatment options such as Invisalign and MTM Clear Aligners. This means you can achieve the straight and healthy set of teeth you’ve always wanted, with minimal disruption to your appearance and busy lifestyle.
Still on the fence about investing in orthodontics as an adult? You’ll be happy to know that a straight smile is about more than aesthetics. In fact, adults can reap the following benefits from choosing orthodontic treatment:
Healthier Teeth and Gums – Teeth that are aligned well can be cleaned more easily. Therefore, patients can avoid trapped bacteria and food debris between crooked teeth that can lead to decay and gum disease.
Clearer Speech – Teeth play a large role in helping you pronounce your words and syllables. When they are gapped or protruding, you may struggle to speak clearly.
Less Jaw Pain and Headaches – Many orthodontic issues are associated with malocclusion, or a bad bite. An unbalanced bite puts extra stress on the jaw joint (TMJ), which can lead to jaw pain, headaches and other disruptive symptoms over time.
Improved Self Confidence – Having straight teeth can also boost your self-esteem, which is welcome at any stage of life! A more attractive smile may even improve your career success.
Decreased Risk for Premature Wear and Injury – A misaligned bite is likely to include certain teeth that are either protruding or bearing more pressure than they were designed to do. This can lead to teeth wearing down prematurely or suffering damage more easily.
Do you have misaligned teeth? Whether you never got braces as a child or your teeth migrated out of position as an adult, Dental Care Acworth can help you achieve the beautiful and straight set of teeth you deserve now. Our dentists are qualified to offer Invisalign and MTM Clear Aligners, which are both highly preferred options for adults who do not want to wear noticeable orthodontic appliances. Call our office today to learn about our modern orthodontic treatment options for adults.