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Feb
10

Straightening Your Teeth Isn’t Just for Kids

Posted in Braces

You don’t have to be a kid to want to straighten your teeth, and you don’t have to be a kid to get braces either. That’s because there are more and more adults choosing orthodontic therapy, and more and more options for the types of braces a person can get. Not to mention, straighter teeth tend to be much healthier teeth.

Orthodontic treatment is considered a part of a comprehensive care approach for patients that suffer from active gum disease. Teeth that are shifted, crowded, misaligned or gapped are more likely to get areas of food packing, tartar buildup, cavities and gum disease. By straightening the teeth, adults can have cleaner teeth, healthier gums, and lengthen the lifespan of their smile. Even though it can be a little more difficult to keep your teeth clean depending on what type of braces you wear, it is well worth the long-term benefits.

Invisible braces options make wearing braces something that more adults can consider. From clear alignment tray braces to brackets that are tooth-colored, adults will find that the types of braces available are ones that people may never even realize you’re wearing. In fact, the alignment tray types of braces are so clear they are essentially invisible altogether. Even tooth colored brackets are difficult to see from across the room, and are only noticed when you smile in close proximity to someone.

Treatment takes anywhere from 12-24 months to complete, depending on the severity of tooth misalignment. Consult with your orthodontist or dentist today about what options are best for you.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park

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