You’ve invested in your child’s healthy mouth and confident smile, so why not invest in your own? Even if you had braces as a child, the technology and practice have changed drastically. Modern orthodontics offers a variety of options to suit your specific needs; gone are the days when your only choice for straighter teeth was a chrome smile.
Here are three reasons to consider orthodontics as an adult:
1. A clear choice
Adult patients often worry about the visibility of their braces and prefer to avoid metal brackets and wires. If cosmetic concerns have kept you from seeking orthodontic work in the past, consider Invisalign®. Made from patented SmartTrack material using a 3D model of your mouth, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible, and they fit over your teeth so well that you will forget you’re wearing them. Using Invisalign means straighter teeth with minimal disruption to your lifestyle.
2. Happy and healthy
Not only does a beautiful smile add to your self-esteem and self-confidence, but a good bite helps keep you and your teeth healthy. Orthodontic treatment straightens teeth and can improve jaw position. When your teeth are misaligned or don’t fit together well, they are harder to keep clean and can cause extra stress on your teeth and chewing muscles, which can lead to headaches, TMJ disorder, and pain in your neck, shoulders, and back. If you have had braces earlier in life, your teeth may have shifted since then. Have you kept your retainer from childhood? Ask your child for how long a retainer should be worn after treatment and you’ll hear “forever”. This means you may have teeth reverting to old positions if you haven’t been wearing yours.
3. Easy and convenient
New orthodontic methods not only make for subtler looks and better fits, they also make the process of integrating treatment into your daily life easier than ever. Invisalign patients have greater freedom than those using traditional braces because the aligners are removable. Playing contact sports or eating foods like corn on the cob are no longer off-limits. You can enjoy your favorite activities and eat your preferred foods without worrying something will damage your braces.
Your next steps
Isn’t it about time to do something for yourself? If you’d like to achieve your lifelong dream of beautiful, straight teeth, give us a call for a free consultation today. Orthodontics has come a long way since you were a teenager. With modern orthodontic techniques like Invisalign, it won’t be long before you look in a mirror and see a whole new you smiling back. And if your child is already in treatment with Bubon Orthodontics, why not take advantage of the time you’re already spending with us to learn more?
The kids are back to school and out of the house (at least for a few hours). Now is the perfect time to consider orthodontics for you.