Many people tend to think only kids and teenagers use braces to correct issues with their smiles, but the truth is, adults can use braces too! Last year, more than a million adults decided on braces, and that trend continues to grow each year.
Whether straighter teeth are a appearance booster, or you’re having trouble with oral hygiene due to overcrowding, adult braces have so many benefits and SmileLife Orthodontics can help.
We’re going to cover the big 5 below, and why you should chose to get braces as a adult.
5 Big Reasons Braces for Adults Are The Right Choice
Traditional metal braces are the most common orthodontic treatment, but if you find yourself questioning braces because of their appearance – we’ve got options for you!
Depending on your budget and the severity of crooked and misaligned teeth, we may recommend clear aligners (Invisalign), lingual braces (behind-the-teeth braces), or porcelain braces. Porcelain braces, also known as ceramic braces, are placed like traditional metal braces, but the brackets are designer to be sheer.
We all get older unfortunately. As we age, our mouth and jaw change shape as well. Over time, our jawbones lose density, and that can cause our teeth to shift – often causing issues like overcrowding or pain/discomfort when we chew or swallow.
This can also lead to decay, because overlapping teeth are much harder to clean and keep cavity free.
Braces straighten your shifting teeth, but also give you a more natural smile and improve your overall dental health. Many of our patients over 40 choose braces to ease discomfort that they didn’t have previously.
Everyone can have insecurities. Your smile is one of the first things people notice when meeting you, and it’s difficult to put your most confident self out there if your smile is holding you back.
Adults often choose braces to gain confidence in their smile and to no longer feel self-conscious about the way their teeth look.
If you’re holding back from letting that gorgeous smile show, talk to our orthodontists to see if braces are the best solution for you!
Braces aren’t as expensive as most think.
The average cost of braces for adults treatment is $3,500 – $7,000. The costs of adult braces varies depending on the type of braces you need and the complexity of your indiviual needs.
We’ll work with you and your insurance company if you carry dental insurance to ensure you’re taking advantage of savings for treatment.
Lastly, we offer in-house, interest-free financing options to ensure everyone has a way to afford treatment.
The average braces treatment for adults last 18 to 26 months. The length of treatment is dependant on the type of braces you choose, what corrections we’re making, and other factors that vary by patient.
Every several weeks, we’ll be making adjustments to your braces as your teeth shift in response to treatment. These adjustments keep you moving towards your smile goals, but also may quicken overall treatment time.