If you’re like most adults, the idea of getting braces might make you cringe. But what if we told you that getting braces later in life can offer several benefits for your smile and oral health? At KBL Orthodontics, we believe that adult braces are an excellent option for those looking to improve their smile. Here are five reasons why you should consider adult braces:
You’re not alone
Did you know that about one-third of orthodontic patients are over 18? That’s right—braces are no longer exclusively for kids. Plenty of adults are deciding to take action on their smiles at different life phases. The best part? Time seems to pass by quicker as we age, which means that your 18-month treatment plan will probably feel much faster than it would have for your teenage self. So hop on the adult braces trend with KBL Orthodontics! Dr. Katie Lewis helps hundreds of adults start their orthodontic journeys, and she can provide you with all the best options for your needs.
Get the confidence boost you didn’t know you needed
If you feel like your adult teeth are less than perfect, adult braces can help improve your confidence and give you a smile you’ve always wanted. With adult braces, KBL Orthodontics can help correct imperfections such as gaps between teeth or misaligned teeth. You’ll be surprised at the difference they can make in your appearance and self-esteem!
Improved overall oral health
While getting adult braces can help you achieve your dream smile, they can also drastically improve your oral health. Adult braces can help fix bite issues and realign crooked teeth, helping to prevent further damage or decay down the line. With adult braces from KBL Orthodontics, you can rest assured that your teeth will get appropriately aligned, improving your dental health for years to come.
A wider range of treatment options for adults
Orthodontic treatments have come a long way in the past few years, and today, you have a lot more than just traditional braces to choose from:
Traditional metal braces are an excellent option for adult patients who want to straighten their teeth quickly and efficiently.
Clear or ceramic braces might be the perfect option if you’re looking for a more discrete orthodontic treatment. These braces are made of a transparent material, making them less visible than traditional metal braces.
Clear Aligners (Invisalign, 3M Clarity)
This alternative treatment allows you to get your teeth straightened without worrying about metal wires or brackets. For this treatment, Dr. Lewis will create customized, removable trays that will gradually shift your teeth into place over time.
You’re never too old for a great smile.
It’s official: Living with an oral health concern is out, and adult braces are in! With adult braces from KBL Orthodontics, you can finally get the smile of your dreams and improve your oral health. To learn more about our other orthodontic options for adults, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Lewis today!