At Szymanowski Orthodontics, our talented team strives to ensure each patient receives special attention to their particular orthodontic needs. This starts with getting the right information. You may be under the impression that braces are for kids. However, at Szymanowski Orthodontics, patients of all ages can benefit from braces treatment. In fact, studies have shown getting braces at a later age can help impact your help. Here are some reasons why adults can benefit from getting braces at a later age.
Braces Can Impact Your Health
Many adults find that braces actually help improve overall health. Certain orthodontic issues, such as an overbite or underbite, must be fixed to prevent further complications or even surgery. Braces also provide many other health benefits. Common health problems such as headaches, jaw pain, digestion and sleep issues can be avoided by getting braces.
Braces can be more high maintenance, but this maintenance can encourage habits that increase overall oral cleanliness. The extra care and attention that goes into cleaning your teeth with braces lead to an overall healthier, cleaner mouth. Straighter teeth can also make cleaning easier, with less room for plaque and bacteria to grow inside. This decreases your risk of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. It can also give you more access to your gum line, which makes flossing much easier.
Braces Can Boost Confidence
Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics builds self-esteem and self-confidence and will nurture this kind of good health. No matter your age, nothing beats the glow of a confident smile. Your smile impacts your self-esteem, confidence, and how people perceive you. Braces can give you a personal transformation that can leave you feeling more like yourself and leave a better first impression on everyone you meet.
Braces Can Prevent Other Problems
In addition to straightening your teeth, braces help prevent further complications from certain issues and can even prevent surgery. Common health problems braces can also help prevent include:
It can be very difficult to brush and floss when your teeth are crowded. Your teeth may overlap, and you may feel there is not enough space in your jaw for all your teeth.
Spaces between teeth
Irregularly spaced teeth make it harder to control plaque and tartar. Food particles may also get stuck along your gums which can cause bad breath, gum disease, and other issues.
An overbite is when your upper teeth overlap with your lower teeth. It can cause tooth wear and damage. Misaligned jaws can result in chronic jaw pain, among other problems. Orthodontic treatment can fix your overbite and improve your smile.
An underbite is when your lower teeth extend outward further than the upper front teeth. It can cause difficulty with chewing, swallowing and speaking. Tooth enamel can wear down, and it increases your chance of developing tooth decay and other dental issues.
An open bite is a gap between your upper and lower teeth. It means your teeth do not align properly when your jaws are closed. It can cause frequent biting of your inner cheeks and tongue, the development of a lisp and mouth breathing.
Braces Come in So Many Styles
The path to a brighter smile can come in many different ways. With the ever growing developments in the world of orthodontics, your treatment options are as varied as they’ve ever been. We have the latest tools and treatments to ensure your comfort as you work for a brighter smile, including:
Traditional metal braces are a classic treatment option for getting a beautiful smile. Metal braces are bridged together using metal brackets and arches to help straighten your teeth over time. They are typically made of stainless steel and nickel, making the brackets very durable.
Traditional metal braces are a great way to an even better smile. Traditional metal braces are a great way to get an even better smile. They’re an effective option for treating many orthodontic issues and can close gaps. They also align the teeth relatively quickly. Remember, the treatment and care of your braces are essential. Your diet, hygiene routine, and check-ins all factor in the effectiveness of your treatment. Metal braces also help teach proper oral care.
Like metal braces, clear braces use brackets and wires to help straighten teeth. They are made of ceramic material and are also set with brackets. Clear braces are a popular choice for those who want to blend in during treatment.
The main benefit of getting clear braces is that they are easy to disguise. With the slightly smaller frame, clear braces are designed to blend in with your teeth for a more natural look.
However, it’s important to note that clear braces are more fragile than traditional metal braces. They can also discolor from things like juice or coffee between visits, so it’s important to be careful when choosing clear braces for treatment.
Clear aligners use a series of invisible aligners to help straighten your teeth. They are typically removable and are designed to fit comfortably on your teeth as they work to enhance your smile.
Clear aligners are a great option for patients who had braces when they were younger and just need a touch-up. They also work well for patients who have mild to moderate dental problems. While clear aligners are a great alternative to braces, there are a few things to note when using aligners to ensure the most effective treatment possible.
Clear aligners don’t require any metal, making them easy to apply and use during treatment. As you progress in the teeth-straightening process, the aligners will slowly shift your teeth into place. Each tray is made to slightly shift your teeth until they are perfectly aligned into a new and improved smile.
Start Your Smile Journey With Szymanowski Orthodontics
At Szymanowski Orthodontics, we proudly serve patients of all ages in Sacramento and the surrounding areas. If you or someone you know is considering orthodontic treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Our team of trained professionals is ready to help you discover the smile of your dreams! Give us a call today to start your free consultation.