Braces guide misaligned teeth back into their proper location in the mouth. Often braces can be found on children during the early stages of their dental development. After a few years (specific time depends on a number of factors) the braces are removed and the teeth are straight.
However, what happens if you’re an adult who requires the straightening power of braces? You can decide to go the rest of your life with misaligned or crooked teeth, or you can take the leap and get braces.
Certain apprehension usually accompanies this decision, as adults are more concerned about their image than children are. “What might others think of me at school or at work?” “How will I explain this to my friends?” The most important part of this decision should be the alignment of an individual’s teeth, though often image plays a much larger role.
Luckily, traditional braces are quickly becoming extinct. New, clear braces are taking their place providing a better and less noticeable way to straighten and align teeth. Adults no longer need to fear the embarrassment of a mouth full of metal as the only way to correct their smile.
No matter your age, the decision to get braces can be a big one. If you have any additional questions regarding your options, please contact our offices. We’ll be happy to help you sift through everything, to find the right choice for you.