Why Are Braces Worth It For Adults?
In no uncertain terms, Dr. Carr believes that you are NEVER too old to get braces as the types of dental issues that they’re designed to correct can occur at literally any age – even later on in life. In fact, braces are a great way to correct issues including but not limited to an underbite, an overbite and more.
Braces can also be an ideal option for preventing the development of health issues like earaches, chewing problems, headaches, bone erosion, chronic jaw pain, face pain, TMJ situations and more.
All of these advantages, coupled with the cosmetic benefits and the higher self-esteem that you will almost certainly get to enjoy as a direct result of your treatment, mean that you’re truly never too old to explore traditional braces for yourself.
Types of Braces Available
When it comes to the actual type of braces that you choose for your own personal treatment, know that you have a few different options available to you depending on your needs. Don’t worry – Dr. Carr will go over everything with you during your initial consultation not only so that you’ll be able to make the best possible decision moving forward, but so that you know exactly what to expect for the duration of your treatment.
The types of braces that are available to you include ones like:
- Ceramic braces. Unlike the braces of the past which require you to get uncomfortable metal brackets attached to your teeth, ceramic braces are exactly that – ceramic. They still work in roughly the exact same way, but they’re far more comfortable and far more discreet by design.
- Pitts 21 braces. These, on the other hand, are a very precisely designed type of “self-ligating” appliance. They’re fitted the exact same way that traditional braces are, but they’re attached to memory wire that connects the brackets together WITHOUT the intense amount of pressure that regular braces produce. Based on that wire, they then gradually move your teeth into the desired position over time.
How Long Will I Wear Braces?
The answer to this question is a difficult one because it varies based on a large number of different factors.
The patient’s specific bite issues and needs will obviously impact the length of treatment, as certain types of dental problems take a longer amount of time to correct than others. Likewise, how well you’re able to follow directions in terms of caring for your braces will obviously matter a great deal.
Again – Dr. Carr will go over all of this with you so that you know exactly what to expect ahead of time.
If you’re the type of person who is thinking about straightening your teeth but you aren’t sure where to begin, or if you have any additional questions that you’d like to see answered, please don’t delay – contact us today. Dr. Carr will gladly meet with you for your complimentary consult to determine which orthodontic treatment options will best fit your personal needs.