Failure to get braces during adolescence may lead to crooked teeth and misaligned bite, which worsen as you age. Fortunately, it’s never too late to get braces.
Why Do Adults Need Braces?
You should have straight teeth to clean them properly and to maintain healthy gums. Our orthodontic treatment corrects misaligned teeth that occurred over the years. Some adults never received braces as children to correct problems like crowded teeth, incorrect jaw position, and jaw disorders. If left untreated, these may lead to tooth decay, gum disease, headaches, and speaking problems. We design adult braces to straighten and align teeth in a short time and with less cost.
Are Braces Different for Adults?
Treatment usually takes longer than it does for children. With Fast Acting Adult Braces, though, you can focus only on the front teeth, which takes less time and cost. As with children, adults may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results.
What Types of Braces are Available?
While some dentists still favor metal braces, technological advances have made braces smaller and less noticeable. Instead of metal braces, you may wear tooth-colored ceramic braces or removable invisible aligners, like Invisalign. The clear, removable aligners move your teeth gently and gradually over time to give you the smile you want.
Braces aren’t only for teenagers. It’s never too late to improve your oral health and smile. We will determine if the treatment is suitable for your dental needs. Keep in mind, though, that consulting with us isn’t a substitute for regular dental check-ups.
Contact us today at 219-809-6584 for an appointment or for more inquiries.