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The Benefits of Adult Braces

05 Mar 2022  |  No Comments
Face of an adult woman with braces on her teeth

Benefits of Braces for Face, Bite Correction and Oral Health

Adult braces are gaining more and more popularity as people of every age want to feel confident in their smiles! Braces help correct crooked teeth, bite issues and overcrowding, leaving you with a healthier, more radiant smile. Those dental problems are not exclusive to children.

Why You Should Get Adult Braces!

If your orthodontist determines that braces are the best treatment for your bite, don’t worry! There are so many benefits of braces for face shape, oral health and self-confidence.

A Straighter Smile

Braces can correct almost any bite issue, including an overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite and overcrowding. By the time you get your braces off, you’ll have perfectly aligned teeth.

Improve Your Oral Health

Incorrect bite placement can cause a host of oral health issues. An incorrect bite may put additional stress on certain teeth. When your teeth don’t align properly, you’re more likely to develop cavities, chipped teeth and infections. A poor bite can also impair the function of your jaw and the supporting ligaments and muscles.

So, braces don’t just improve the way your smile looks but the way it functions too.

More Confidence in Your Smile

Look at photos of anyone before and after braces, and one of the most significant changes you’ll see is how they feel about their smile. Anyone who’s had adult braces will attest that wearing braces for a year or so is well worth having renewed confidence in their ability to talk, smile, laugh, eat, breathe, and so many more things you overlook.

Disadvantages of Braces

When it comes to the disadvantages of braces, one of the biggest considerations is that they’re visible on your teeth. Many adults are apprehensive about getting braces because braces are more often associated with children. In reality, the social stigma around adult braces is mostly in people’s heads. To begin with, most people don’t care how you look but, more importantly, they shouldn’t judge you for trying to improve your health and smile.

Furthermore, braces can be uncomfortable when you first get them or when you have them tightened. They may scratch your gums or tongue while your mouth adjusts.

Invisalign, which uses clear aligners to straighten your teeth, is a common alternative to braces because it eliminates both the reasons above. However, for severe bite issues, the benefits of braces over Invisalign are innumerable. Braces are more functional and efficient in fixing complex bite issues. You’ll really notice the difference if you take pictures of yourself before and after braces.

Orthodontist for Adult Braces in Sydney

It’s never too late to get braces and pursue a beautiful smile! Marsfield Dental Care can make your dreams of having straight teeth and a perfectly aligned bite come true. Our Sydney orthodontists will conduct a comprehensive consultation to find the best treatment for your bite, whether that’s a clear aligner treatment like Invisalign or braces.

Let’s break the stigma about having adult braces and celebrate your journey to a gorgeous smile!

To schedule an orthodontic consultation at our office in Sydney, call Marsfield Dental Care on 02 9887 1961 or click the button below.

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