Do you shy away from smiling because of your crooked teeth? Are you someone that has been experiencing a lot of fractures, chips, or general jaw discomfort? Being an adult with braces can be tough for your self-esteem but when they come off not only does your smile look better but your mouth is less likely to suffer from various issues that can be caused by crooked teeth. This post should explain when you would need braces as an adult and when it is time to talk to an orthodontist South Florida.
Braces as an adult are becoming more and more common as time goes on. There are reasons that are not motivated by appearance to why someone would get adult braces. If you have crooked or misaligned teeth, you can experience jaw pain, chipped teeth, and additional tooth wear. A person with a small mouth can suffer from crowding, which causes general discomfort and a person with a large mouth can suffer from large spaces between teeth. Even if you are not someone that suffers from those ailments, getting braces as an adult could be a serious boost to your smile.
Thankfully, there are a lot of options for adults looking to improve their smile that wasn’t around 10-15 years ago. If you aren't a fan of having a mouth full of metal, you can always opt for Invisalign. Invisalign is a process of using clear trays that are molded to your teeth to gently move your teeth into place and keep them there. Depending on what needs to be addressed with your smile, Invisalign might not be an option. If they aren’t, you can opt for clear braces or traditional metal braces.
Are you looking for an orthodontist South Florida? Contact us today! TLC Dental & Orthodontics is here to help your smile be the best it can be.