Adults may benefit from orthodontic care to improve the appearance and overall health of their teeth, as well as to help prevent dental problems from developing in the future.
What are the advantages of orthodontic treatment for adults?
As you might be aware, a healthy smile can have a significant impact on your everyday life, both socially and in terms of your overall health.
After treatment, you will find yourself smiling more broadly for photos, laughing more heartily, or even speaking up and expressing your thoughts and opinions more often.
Straight, even teeth are less likely to crack or become damaged and they’re much easier to clean than misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment helps avoid complications like gingivitis, gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath in the long run. A good bite also means less pressure on the jaw muscles and joints, as well as improved chewing and digestion.
Furthermore, while orthodontic care can seem to be costly at first, however, since it improves your overall dental health, it can help you prevent more costly dental procedures in the future.
Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?
Certainly not! Orthodontic therapy is available to people of all ages. Adults are seeking orthodontic treatment in greater numbers than ever before: adults account for more than 25% of all orthodontic patients in Canada.
We treat adults and even seniors on a daily basis. This is possible because, regardless of age, the basic biological process that causes teeth to move is similar in all individuals with healthy teeth.
In short, it’s never too late to get orthodontic surgery to improve the health and beauty of your smile!
Would wearing braces have an effect on my day-to-day activities?
Your braces won’t have much of an effect on your day-to-day life, for the most part. You’ll be able to resume your normal daily activities after an initial phase of adaptation, during which your teeth may feel tender and vulnerable as they adjust to your new braces.