Why it’s Never Too Late for Adult Braces

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Why it’s Never Too Late for Adult Braces

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Why It's Never Too Late For Adult Braces Dentist Grand Rapids, MIHave you ever felt self-conscious of crooked teeth? Ask your dentist orthodontist if you’re a candidate for adult braces or Invisalign.

You don’t have to be a teenager to get a fantastic smile. Our dentists work with adults to help them achieve great smiles through orthodontic treatment.

Continue reading to learn why it’s never too late for adult braces.

Adults Listen to Their Dentists

While wearing braces, you’ll need to avoid foods that are sticky and/or hard to chew. These types of foods can damage brackets and wires, resulting in an emergency trip to your dentist orthodontist. While children may try to sneak contraband food, adults are more likely to follow our dentist’s instructions so they can avoid damaging their teeth braces.

Adults Appreciate Teeth Straightening

Have you ever covered your smile in a group photo? Do you feel self-conscious about your teeth when meeting people for the first time? Your smile affects more than just your oral health, but your confidence. Adults understand the value of having a beautiful healthy smile, which is why they are more motivated to start orthodontic treatment and follow our dentist’s instructions.

It can be hard for children to understand that their actions have consequences. As a result, they may not follow their dentist’s instructions for how to care for clear braces. Adults, on the other hand, are typically able to follow instructions better because they’re more motivated to change their smile.

Since adult patients are motivated during orthodontic treatment, we can offer options that require more self-discipline like Invisalign clear aligners. For example, patients must steer clear of foods and drinks that could stain clear aligners. You’ll need to wear your Invisalign clear aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day to move teeth according to schedule.

Braces Improve Oral Health

It’s hard to brush and floss around crooked teeth. Unfortunately, dental plaque loves to hide in between teeth and along the gum line. Crooked teeth and bite issues affect more than just your appearance, they also affect oral health.

When you aren’t able to clean teeth effectively, you increase your risk for cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues. If you’ve been having trouble maintaining a healthy smile, ask our dentist if adult braces would help. Teeth straightening might be all you need to clean teeth more effectively.

Adults Practice Better Oral Hygiene

In general, adults take better care of their teeth than children. Brushing and flossing becomes even more important while wearing dental braces. Since it takes time to clean around wires and brackets, children are more likely to abandon good oral health habits. Adults, on the other hand, are more motivated to fix their smile and will make sure their teeth stay healthy.

Our dentist orthodontists provide braces and Invisalign to help patients smile with confidence. We have experience treating patients of all ages. To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Rapids dentists, call GR Family Dental at (616) 455-3020.