It sounds odd, doesn’t it?
The idea of undertaking braces as an adult when you fought so desperately as a child to avoid having them fitted.
But, as is often the way, with age many people realise that there may have been unforeseen advantages to wearing braces as a child, which they may now be concerned are no longer available. Luckily, this is not the case; you can still get that straighter smile you want and you may not even have to wear metal braces!
At Future Health Partnership, our dentist in Wrexham has helped hundreds of adults to obtain a straighter smile. Using traditional braces, clear or invisible (or a combination of the 3) we can guarantee that we will be able to get that smile realigned, and you feeling great when you flash your teeth. Brilliant!
So, why should you undertake orthodontics as an adult? Are there any advantages to be gained? Read on to find out!
This is the most obvious benefit, and while our dentist in Wrexham can attest to this benefit, you may not be convinced!
Studies have shown that when you have a straight smile, people are more likely to notice you, take you seriously and listen to your ideas. This has obvious advantages in the workplace, but in daily life too. And, as a result of having your ideas listened to, your confidence will bloom.
Better dental health
While you may remember your friend at school having to go to multiple hygienist appointments to keep their dental health in check, this may not be the case with adult aligners.
While it is ultimately the decision of our dentist in Wrexham which brace is the best for you, many are removable, allowing you to maintain better oral health. Long-term, you will find it easier to clean your teeth too, minimising issues like gum disease and tooth decay. A straighter smile is an easier smile to clean!
Better general health
As your teeth will be easier to clean, there will be less plaque and bacteria present in your mouth. As innumerable studies have shown, having excess amounts of plaque in your mouth is a bad thing, as it can seep into your body through your saliva and gums, which is not very desirable.
And so, simple by straightening your teeth, you will have reduced your likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even cancer.
TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) is an often degenerative condition of the jaw joint, which can lead to things like nocturnal grinding of teeth, alongside pain when eating or yawning.
While TMD may require a different orthodontic treatment to correct, a brace will realign your upper and lower jaw, reducing TMD and its associated symptoms.
And with no nocturnal grinding worsened by TMD, you can expect to notice an improvement in your sleep pattern. No more waking up with a stiff neck, no more headaches or disabling migraines to keep you awake, wearing a brace can truly change your life.