Why it’s Never Too Late for Adult Braces
Are crooked teeth stopping you from smiling with confidence? Our dentist orthodontist is able to help patients of all ages achieve beautiful healthy smiles.
Just because you're not in high school anymore doesn't mean that we can't help you get the smile you've always wanted. In fact, more and more adults are wearing teeth braces to improve their smiles and oral health.
Continue reading to learn why it's never too late for adult braces.
Braces Improve Oral Health
It's hard to brush and floss around crooked teeth. Unfortunately, dental plaque loves to hide in between teeth and along the gum line. Crooked teeth and bite issues affect more than just your appearance, they also affect oral health.
When you aren't able to clean teeth effectively, you increase your risk for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. If you've been having trouble maintaining a healthy smile, ask our dentist if would help. Teeth straightening might be all you need to clean teeth more effectively.
Adults are More Motivated
Have you ever covered your smile in a group photo? Do you feel self-conscious about your teeth when meeting people for the first time? Your smile affects more than just your oral health, but your confidence. Adults understand the value of having a beautiful healthy smile, which is why they are more motivated to start orthodontic treatment and follow our dentist's instructions.
It can be hard for children to understand that their actions have consequences. As a result, they may not follow their dentist's instructions for how to care for braces. Adults, on the other hand, are typically able to follow instructions better because they're more motivated to change their smile.
Since adult patients are motivated during orthodontic treatment, we can offer options that require more self-discipline like clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day to move teeth according to schedule. You must also make sure you continue brushing your teeth at least two times a day to keep your clear aligners their original color.. For example, patients must wear their
Adults Follow Instructions Better
While wearing braces, you'll need to avoid foods that are sticky and/or hard to chew. These types of foods can damage brackets and wires, resulting in an emergency trip to your dentist orthodontist. While children may try to sneak contraband food, adults are more likely to follow our dentist's instructions so they can avoid damaging their teeth braces.
Adults Take Better Care of Their Teeth
In general, adults take better care of their teeth than children. Brushing and flossing becomes even more important while wearing dental braces. Since it takes time to clean around wires and brackets, children are more likely to abandon good oral health habits. Adults, on the other hand, are more motivated to fix their smile and will make sure their teeth stay healthy.
Dr. Stephen J. Minns DDS and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve your best smile with braces and other orthodontia services. To schedule an appointment with our Novi dentist, call (248) 476-9121.