What Are the Benefits of Adult Orthodontics?

Braces for Adults - Adult Orthodontics by Michael Bryant Orthodontics in Windsor Mill, MD

Though orthodontic treatment is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics as early as age seven, it’s not too late for even an adult to benefit from orthodontic treatment. For a variety of different reasons, many people who never had the opportunity to have their tooth or jaw misalignment corrected during their childhood and teen years can still enjoy the benefits of straightened teeth as adults. There are a number of advantages wearing braces can offer for adults, such as:

  • Improved self-confidence through an enhanced appearance.
  • Less wear and tear on teeth due to proper alignment.
  • Less chance of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Decrease in jaw pain or pressure from crooked teeth and misaligned jaws.

With these benefits, you may want to consider getting braces in your adult years. More and more adult patients each year are seeking to correct their crooked teeth and misaligned jaws to achieve the smile, confidence, and oral health improvement they’ve always wanted.

What Are the Different Types of Braces for Adults?

Adult patients no longer have limited options when it comes to braces. There have been innovative breakthroughs in both the design and the look of braces in recent years. Several of the newer varieties of braces were designed to make braces far less noticeable than they once were. If you’re considering adult orthodontics, there are a number of different braces for adults available for you to choose from, such as:

    • Conventional Metal Braces
    • Self-ligating Braces
    • Lingual Braces 

Each of these types of braces offers different pros and cons for patients. You can discuss with the orthodontist which of the adult orthodontics options available would be the best choice for you. Depending on the type of orthodontic treatment required by your unique situation, you may be a candidate for one of the less visible forms of braces.

What Are Some Reasons to Consider Getting Braces as An Adult?

There are a whole host of reasons to consider getting braces as an adult, such as:

  • You could avoid some of the oral health and general health problems associated with misaligned jaws or crooked teeth.
  • You could prevent the need for more costly treatment later in life.
  • You could find a new or heightened sense of self-confidence.

Braces for adults continue to be a growing trend in orthodontics. At Michael Bryant Orthodontics we offer a Combo Care solution for Adults. If you’re interested in finding out more about the available options, feel free to contact our office, or visiting our Combo Care page to learn more.