Braces are not only for children and teens anymore. Many adults are getting orthodontic treatment due to many different reasons. According to Academy of General Dentistry, about one million people over the age of 18 years wear braces in America as well as in Canada. In the whole world about 20% of braces wearer are the adults. Modern braces are far better than traditional ones, including this there are many more reasons for adults to get orthodontic or dental braces.
- Smile: No matter how much your age is, your smile is important because it is the way through which you can express yourself and a healthy and good smile puts a really good impact on the second person. It puts the first impression on the strangers. The good thing is that you can make your smile perfect at any age. If your teeth are not straight and you does not like your smile then you should get orthodontic braces to make your smile good than ever before.
- Oral Health: Straightening your teeth not just give you the best looking smile but it also maintain your health.It is easy to clean and take care of straight teeth because straight teeth are easy to brush. With straight teeth there will be less bacteria and plaque as compared to crooked teeth because in case of crooked teeth bacteria and plaque can easily hide between your teeth. Clean teeth make your gums strong and keep you healthy by avoiding oral diseases like cavities and other gum diseases which is a pretty good reason for an adult to get orthodontic braces.
- Affordable: Another reason is that braces are affordable. You can get flexible payment options from various orthodontic centers and if you have dental insurance then your plan might have adult orthodontic coverage. Traditional braces are least expensive among all. A complete orthodontic treatment with traditional braces ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. Modern braces can cost more because now you can completely customize them according to your needs.
- Less Noticeable: Modern braces are less noticeable than before. They are small and transparent which makes them hard to get noticed than traditional braces. If you avoid wearing braces because they don’t look good on your teeth then you can go for the transparent braces which you can wear anywhere and it is hard to notice them.
- Treatment: Many adults avoid orthodontic braces because the treatment takes too much time but now due to innovative orthodontic devices, treatment timing is shortened. You can reduce your treatment time even into half with the help of these devices and due to modern technologies now there are many treatment options available for adults. You can select braces which are right for you according to your lifestyle. There are many types of braces available like traditional braces, lingual braces and invisalign.