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Things Adults Should Know Before Getting New Braces

Posted on 11/7/2022 by Star Orthodontics
Things Adults Should Know Before Getting New BracesBraces are very important when it comes to keeping teeth together. However, before getting them, there are several important things you need to know about braces. This will help you make a better and informed decision.

Age Doesn't Matter

Generally, dental braces are associated with teenagers. This is because most people notice they have crooked teeth in their teenage years. As an adult, you shouldn't shy away from getting braces because they are associated with teenagers. Dental braces are a corrective treatment that can be used on anyone, regardless of their age. Therefore, you can confidently use them to fix misaligned teeth regardless of your age. All you need is strong gums and teeth. This is crucial because dental braces are not suitable for people with poor dental health or weakened gums. The reason behind it is that dental braces tend to exert a lot of pressure on gums. You need to have robust, tough, and flexible gum tissues that can sustain the pressure of dental braces.

Braces Help Fix Your Smile

Most people associate dental braces with making teeth straight. While that is true, dental braces do more than that. When you visit our offices for a consultation, our orthodontists evaluate a lot of things. One of the things they evaluate is your bite. This determines how your top and bottom teeth meet when chewing. If there are any problems, the dental braces will help fix them. This will fix not only your smile but also your bite. Keep in mind that dental braces can be easily visible. If you don't want them to be seen, you can opt from inlays that are placed on the inside of your teeth. They function properly and will help restore your smile. Taking good care of braces is very important after getting them. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on dental braces.

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