FAQ About Adult Braces

September 22, 2016

braces are not just for kids!

Teeth can move with age as a result of injury, oral condition, or just simply of natural growth. This movement results in crooked or overcrowded teeth, which can cause jaw pain, difficulty in cleaning teeth, or simply an unattractive smile. Adult braces a re VERY common, and you won’t regret getting your teeth straightened!

  1. . Is it okay for an adult to wear braces?

Although dentists recommend the use of braces as early as adolescence, it is still effective for an adult to wear braces. In fact, 20% of patients consulting for braces are over 18 years old. Some adult patients consult for braces because of the shifting teeth as they age. Others had their case back when they were younger but just had the opportunity to correct their teeth as an adult.

  1. How long are braces worn?

The length of time in wearing braces varies from different cases. On average, it may take 1 to 3 years to see the positive results. However, for severe cases, it may take longer years. The success of the bracing treatment will also depend on the patient’s cooperation in maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding damaging food, and attending follow-up appointments.

  1. Are there any disadvantages in wearing braces as an adult?

Braces can be effective at any age, but it can take longer for an adult to see the same results.

  1. What are other benefits of braces?

Aside from its main cosmetic benefit, braces can give a number of other health benefits.  Straight braced teeth make cleaning teeth easier, and therefore, make mouth healthier and reduce the risks of having oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Correction of teeth also treats jaw pain and reduces oral functions difficulty.

It may take a lot of your money, time, and effort, but braces make all of your investments worthwhile. Fix your teeth with Angelakis Orthodontics’ Dr. Angelakis from Davie, Florida and get your sweet smile curving back on your face. For more information, visit this site: http://www.cronauerangelakisortho.com/.

We do offer a FREE eBook that goes into depth about Adult Braces and what to expect.  Download it today!

 

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