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Adults Can Get Braces Too
According to the American Association of Orthodontics one in every four patients is an adult. We find this to be true in our office as well, it is never too late to correct dental issues and give yourself the smile you have always wanted. As you get older, your mouth and jaw change shape and you will lose density in your jawbone. This can result in teeth becoming crowded and make it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene. You may also start experiencing discomfort or pain when chewing and swallowing. While traditional braces are the go-to for treatment, there are many other options to consider. Depending on your budget and the severity of your dental abnormalities, you may choose invisible aligners or porcelain braces where the bracket blends with your tooth. After discussing your orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will help you determine the option that would work best for you. The popularity of getting braces as an adult is growing steadily and not showing any signs of slowing down. Adults are realizing the importance of healthy teeth and gums as they grow older as well as wanting to maintain a more youthful appearance. Research shows that adults who get braces gain more confidence in their smile. So no matter what type of treatment you decide on, rest assured you will finish treatment with a beautiful healthy smile that will encourage you to live life smiling!