If I’m An Adult, Should I Bother With Braces? Yes – Here’s Why!

If you’re an older adult and think that it’s too late for you to get braces, think again. At Great Bay Orthodontics, Dr. John Walsh can treat patients of all ages, and braces aren’t just for teenagers and young adults.

Braces can improve your oral health, make you feel more confident about your appearance, and so much more. Read on, and see why adults of any age should consider braces if they have issues with their bite or teeth alignment. 

1. Orthodontic Treatment Will  Help You Feel More Confident About Your Smile

The best reason to get braces is to boost your self-confidence. If you’ve struggled with bite problems or uneven teeth for your whole life, now is the time to make a change.

Braces allow you to straighten your smile and resolve bite issues that could also affect your appearance, such as an underbite that makes your jaw protrude and makes you feel self-conscious about how you look. 

With orthodontic treatment, you can resolve all of these issues, and take pride in how your smile looks. This alone is a good enough reason for adults to consider treatment with braces at Great Bay Orthodontics. 

2. A Straighter Smile Could Help You Look Younger 

If your teeth are crooked, straightening them with orthodontics could actually make you look younger, particularly if you opt for other cosmetic treatments like veneers or teeth whitening after you’ve finished your treatment with braces. 

3. It’s Easier To Clean Your Teeth & Care For Your Smile After Braces

It’s easier to brush and floss a straight smile than it is to brush and floss a crooked smile. After your braces treatment, you’ll find that you’re able to clean your teeth more easily.

This can help you maintain better oral hygiene and avoid cavities as well as gingivitis (gum disease), which becomes much more common in adults as they age.

4. Braces Help Prevent Premature Wear & Tear On Your Teeth

If your bite alignment is off or your teeth are crooked, you could be putting your teeth at risk. When your teeth don’t meet properly, that means more pressure is put on some of your teeth than others.

Over time, this can result in premature tooth wear, weak teeth, and even cracks or damage to your teeth. Braces can help you avoid this issue, and keep your teeth healthy as you age. 

5. You Won’t Have To Wear Braces Forever – Treatment Is Faster Than You May Think!

Many adults may want to avoid the stigma of “adult braces.” But today’s braces are less noticeable than ever, and you won’t be wearing them forever. Most patients can get treatment in between 18 months to 2 years. The length of your treatment depends on the severity of your orthodontic issues, the style of braces you get, and a few other factors.

Interested In Orthodontics As An Adult? Schedule A Consultation Today!

At Great Bay Orthodontics, Dr. John Walsh specializes in braces and Invisalign for patients of all ages in Stratham. From kids to teens, young adults, and older adults, nobody is too old for orthodontic treatment. So don’t wait. Contact us now or give us a call at (603) 318-2602 to learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, and start your journey toward a straighter smile today. 

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