4 Reasons Why!
When thinking of braces, a teenager with a smile full of metal-covered teeth usually comes to mind. Over the years, orthodontics has changed. Though braces are usually recommended in adolescence, many adults are now turning to orthodontists to fix issues with their teeth that were not addressed when they were younger. Glass Orthodontics treats patients of all ages with all types of orthodontic issues. As a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Glass knows that age is not a factor in receiving high-quality orthodontic treatment. Adult orthodontics can give you a straighter, healthier, happier smile.
Improving Self Confidence
Teeth are not only important for eating. They are also a major factor in appearance. Having a beautiful smile can boost a person’s self-esteem and help them to feel confident. However, an unattractive smile can have the complete opposite effect on people. Uneven teeth may make people feel unattractive and self-conscious. As an adult, this may also affect how potential employers view people. A straight, healthy smile may provide a more professional look and increase the chances of being taken more seriously.
Improving Dental Health
As people age, the chance of dental health problems may increase. Loss of bone structure and issues with the jaw structure, such as TMJ, may cause difficulty with chewing and biting. Sometimes braces can help with alignment to improve these issues.
Changes to Orthodontics
Over the years, there have been many changes and improvements to braces. There are now many choices when it comes to braces. Invisalign clear aligners, sublingual braces and ceramic and clear brackets are now available for patients, along with the more traditional metal braces. These options give adults excellent choices in how they want to pursue their orthodontic care.
Braces can be costly, but with the variety of choices available now, many adults whose families may not have been able to provide orthodontic care when they were younger now have options. Glass Orthodontics also accepts a variety of health insurances plans and offers financing options for costs not covered by insurance.