October 8, 2014
Ask an Orthodontist: How to Look Your Best With Adult Braces
If you’re an adult and are uncomfortable with your smile, we have good news: it’s not too late to fix it, and further, treatment can be discreet and even attractive!
More adults than ever that are plagued by a bad bite and crooked teeth are turning to orthodontists for the latest in smile-perfecting technology. In fact, at Docbraces, nearly 50% of our patients are adults.
The orthodontic technology available today is far more advanced than what it was even five to ten years ago. Forget the unsightly headgear or elastics that you remember from awkward high school years; today’s orthodontists can help adults of all ages with attractive, non-invasive treatments that leaves you with little discomfort, whether you’re 21, 70+, or anywhere in between.
In addition to a degree in dentistry, orthodontists earn an additional three years of highly-specialized training and are uniquely qualified to help patients of all ages achieve straight, healthy smiles. Given our extensive experience treating adult patients, the orthodontists at Docbraces have identified the top ways that adult orthodontics can help you look your best.
Shaping Your Smile & Face
Naturally, a beautiful smile is what first comes to mind when you think of the outcome of braces and orthodontic treatment. Straight, healthy teeth and properly aligned jaws can do wonders for an attractive smile, which can in turn help you make better first impressions, speak more confidently and feel better about your appearance when you look in the mirror or at photos of yourself.
When it comes to looking your best, however, orthodontic treatment can lend itself to more than just a great smile. If your jaws are misaligned or did not develop properly when you were a child and teen, the shape of your face may have been impacted. An orthodontist can provide corrective treatment to guide your jaws into place, shape them properly and align teeth, which contribute to better bone structure and a more symmetrical face.
In adults over 35, the results of orthodontic treatment can also contribute to a more youthful appearance, helping you look younger and healthier, naturally.
A Healthy Appearance from the Inside Out
Straight, properly aligned jaws and teeth are easier to clean, and nearly everyone knows that good oral hygiene contributes to a more attractive smile. Additionally, good oral hygiene can help reduce the instance of gum disease and even heart disease, both of which detract from your health, wellbeing and outward radiance.
Even things like proper chewing and nutrient absorption can be impacted by an improper bite and crooked teeth, so fixing them – even later in life – can help you project health from the inside out.
Looking Your Best During Treatment
With a range of attractive options to choose from, there’s no need to sacrifice your appearance during orthodontic treatment. A wide range of discreet options are now available to suit your needs, from a variety of clear braces to the ever-popular Invisalign. These options require significantly less hardware than traditional treatments, and their colour (or lack thereof) means that people might not even notice you’re wearing them. These modern treatments also help you avoid the look of staining or wear, and they’re extremely comfortable to boot.
If you’ve hesitated pursuing the straight, healthy smile you’ve always wanted, now is the time to reconsider! Let the experienced orthodontists at Docbraces help you achieve the appearance and confidence you deserve.
For more information, book a FREE consultation today or download the FREE Braces & Invisalign Guide for Adults .