Why adults should consider braces

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Article written byElite Dental Group

Adults are choosing to wear braces as society becomes more conscious of their dental health. Adult realignment is necessary because as a person ages their gums, jaw bone, and face change. These changes can mean gaps, overcrowding, and bite problems. Many adult orthodontic treatments are discreet while realigning teeth in as little as 6-12 months. 

Here are some of the main reasons why adults should consider getting into braces:

Healthier teeth – Misaligned teeth allow for tartar and plaque build-up. This can lead to decay, cavities, gum disease, and poor oral health. Once teeth are realigned it will be easier to brush and floss teeth, which promotes healthy teeth and gums.

Regain confidence – A confident smile boosts self-esteem and makes social interactions enjoyable and rewarding. Misaligned teeth are also difficult to clean leading to bad breath and discoloration.

There are many options – Adult braces are discreet and offer flexibility. Although invisible braces are costly, often adult realignment issues are covered by insurance as they improve the health of teeth and reduce future costly dental procedures.

Improves quality of life – Teeth realignment can not only improve a person’s appearance it can also improve their speech and digestion.

Prevent bone erosion and receding gums – Bone erosion and receding gums are common conditions that affect people with misaligned teeth. This is mainly because misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean, causing gum infections. Gum infections weaken gums causing them to pull away from teeth and exposing the root.

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