Braces have long been associated with junior high school and high school kids. But as time has gone on, more and more adults are turning to orthodontics to straighten their smiles. After all, the same issues that can cause you problems as a young person can still create issues for your teeth as an adult. An improperly aligned set of teeth can make it more difficult for you to speak and to eat. If your teeth are out of alignment, they may strike one another at odd angles which can damage your enamel and your teeth. If your teeth are out of alignment, it will be more difficult for you to brush them which can put you at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease.
Because your jaws are no longer growing, and the bones have hardened, it may take longer for your orthodontics to straighten your teeth, and there may be other issues such as gum disease, or missing teeth. But, you should take some time to talk with our orthodontist, Dr. Adrian Huang and examine all of your options. However, adults may make better candidates for clear aligner systems, which require less care than traditional braces. No matter which option you pursue, and you may find that you have several available, you need to remember that at any age, you still need to brush your teeth at least twice a day, and floss once a day. That number may change depending on your type of dental work.
Don’t decide that you are too old to improve your smile. It is never too late to take steps toward better oral health. If you live in the city, state, area and would like to make an appointment with Ninth East Dental, call 801-854-9140 today and let’s get you started on the smile of your dreams.