According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than one million American adults aging 18 years old above are wearing braces and the numbers are continuously rising every year. If you think you’re too old for braces, think again. Ask your dentist if you’re an ideal candidate for braces Tamarac.
Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care about your looks. While teenagers are known to be more physically self-conscious, it doesn’t hurt to be attentive about your appearance, as you get older. Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. If you are ashamed of your teeth because it’s unattractive or crooked, getting braces can help.
It’s wrong to think that your teeth only shift when you’re young. The truth is, it can shift at any age perhaps because of a health condition or as a result of an injury. Even if you had straight teeth it doesn’t mean it’s going to stay that way forever. It can get crooked or overcrowded for a number of reasons. Also, even if you’ve had braces in the past, if you don’t wear your retainers as recommended, you might find yourself needing braces again.
People who have misaligned teeth or have a crossbite are more prone to food and plaque build up putting them at risk for periodontal disease. With braces, you can prevent this from happening and lower your risk of gum and bone loss and tooth decay.
Visit your dentist so you’ll know if you’ll be needing braces Tamarac. Don’t look at your age, look at your teeth. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we can take care of your pearly whites no matter how young or how old you are. Give us a call and get in touch with us today.