Benefits of Getting Braces as an Adult

adult woman with braces

A couple of decades ago, most people would have thought that getting braces was only something you did if you were in high school. Not anymore! In fact, adult orthodontic patients are becoming increasingly common in Brighton and Ferntree Gully. There are several reasons why. Not only do adults tend to have more access to quality dental and orthodontic care than what might have been available when they were children, but the health benefits of straighter teeth make getting braces a smart investment at any age.

 

Prolong the Health of Your Teeth

 Properly aligned teeth tend to suffer less from issues like:

  • Premature wear
  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Broken dental work

…and reduce the risk of headaches or TMJ disorder. That’s right; braces aren’t just about getting straighter teeth, they’re about improving your overall oral health and reducing the need for dental treatments in the future.

 

 There are Clear Options Available

 Adult braces don’t have to look like the conventional types of orthodontics you see on kids. There are far more cosmetic choices available! Some specialists use ceramic coloured brackets that blend in with your teeth. At Centre for Dentistry, we implement translucent Invisalign aligners, which appear almost invisible when they’re placed over your teeth.

 

 You Can Fit Them into Your Busy Schedule

 With Invisalign, you simply pick up your aligners in advance and change them out at home every two weeks. This keeps your appointments to a minimum and shorter than the average orthodontic patient. Even if you travel a lot with work or have important meetings to attend to, you can most likely squeeze a 15-minute appointment into your calendar every other month!

 

Think that getting clear braces as an adult sound like the right solution for your oral health goals? Contact Centre for Dentistry in Brighton or Ferntree Gully to book an orthodontic consultation.