For most teenagers, getting braces is a rite of passage. If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, regardless of your age, braces are often the best option to help straighten teeth.
Not only do braces provide you with straight teeth, a good bite, and a beautiful smile, but they also prevent long-term tooth damage caused by poor tooth or jaw alignment.
For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit. Alleviating and preventing long-term health problems is just as important. Crooked or crowded teeth are difficult to clean and maintain, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease or tooth loss. Poor jaw or tooth alignment can cause abnormal wear of your teeth, an inability to chew efficiently and excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that support your teeth. Braces can make your teeth look better, work better and easy to clean.
With braces you get:
- Straighter teeth and a more attractive smile
- Improved oral health and function
- Prevention of common dental problems caused by crooked teeth or a misaligned bite
- A boost in self–confidence
Braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time, by using a system of wires and brackets to slowly move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move, the bone changes shape as pressure is applied. Once the braces are removed (typically in one to two years), you are left with straighter teeth, proper jaw alignment and a dazzling smile.
While braces are typically associated with teenagers, you can get braces at any age. Adult braces are quite a common procedure. It’s never too late to address dental problems caused by crooked teeth and to get that smile you’ve always wanted.
Numerous Options to Fit Your Style
Braces have changed over the years. Today, options range from colorfully cool to nearly invisible. The choice is yours, and you don’t have to come up with the answers alone.