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How Adults Can Benefit From Braces

January 22, 2018.TruAssure.0 Likes.0 Comments

How Adults Can Benefit From Braces

Many people think that braces are only for kids or teenagers. But today, more adults are investing in their oral health than ever before. In fact, the number of adults seeking braces has increased significantly in recent years.

At the same time, more people are also attempting do-it-yourself methods of straightening teeth. This can cause irreparable damage to teeth. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, make sure to consult your dentist first.

The Benefits of Braces as an Adult

People with misaligned teeth can benefit from braces at any age. While many adults with braces are wearing them for the first time, some may need braces more than once in their life. At times, people’s faces and jaws are not fully developed when they have braces as a teenager, so they may need further correction as an adult. Braces can help:

Align Your Bite

Braces help better align your bite, which in turn improves the everyday functions of your teeth, from the way you chew to how you talk. People with a misaligned bite may experience excessive grinding of their teeth, which can damage irreplaceable tooth enamel. Damaged tooth enamel can increase tooth decay and cause further harm over time.

Improve Dental Hygiene

Braces can benefit your everyday dental hygiene routine, as well. Straighter teeth are easier to brush and floss, which means you can manage your risk for tooth decay or gum disease.

Lessen the Risk of Injury

Straightened teeth are less likely to be damaged in an accident. Overlapping or protruding teeth are more likely to break or cause another dental emergency.

Create a Beautiful Smile

Many people seek braces for cosmetic reasons, which can improve your quality of life. Having confidence in your smile can add to your self-esteem, and benefit almost every facet of your life — from relationships to career advancement.

Options for Getting Braces

Instead of turning to risky do-it-yourself teeth straightening methods, always consult your dentist first. Today, there are plenty of options for people who want braces. You can get traditional metal braces, or you can discuss other options, like clear aligners, with your orthodontist. Alternative options may come with a higher fee, however, and are not appropriate for people with severely misaligned teeth.

Braces may be more affordable than you think. Some dental insurance plans, such as TruAssure’s Choice Plus plan for individuals and families, cover orthodontia for both children and adults. If you think you might benefit from braces, visit an orthodontist to discuss your options. Make 2018 a year to improve your dental health and confidence in your smile.

Categories: Individuals

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