Your Lifestyle Guide to Adult Braces

Your Lifestyle Guide to Adult Braces

While it’s never too late to improve your smile, you may be turned off at the idea of displaying a mouthful of metal, especially as an adult. If you want a healthier smile but don’t want to endure orthodontic treatment, this comprehensive guide to living with braces is geared toward you!

Keep the Goal in Mind

Wearing braces is just like every other means-to-an-end. You work out regularly to stay fit. Each day you head to work to make a living. Even washing dishes or doing laundry applies, if want fresh clothes or clean eating utensils you simply must do it.

Braces are no different. In fact, orthodontic treatment is a means to multiple ends:

  • Correct bite problems
  • Improved chewing and speaking
  • Healthier teeth
  • Reduced risk of decay
  • A straight, beautiful smile
  • Bonus results in increased confidence

Em-Brace Your New Look!

It is not uncommon to see more adults wearing braces these days. In fact, so many older people are seeking treatment, you may have stopped noticing. Therefore, there are more people out there who can relate to having braces later in life.

Care for Your Braces

There are pros and cons that come with caring for your braces and underlying teeth.

Pros:

  • Seeking orthodontic treatment was your decision, not your parents’ choice.
  • You understand the cause and effect of orthodontic treatment more thoroughly.
  • You want to get the most bang for your buck.

Cons:

Young adolescents and older teens are amid change. As an established adult, you may find it more difficult to adjust your ingrained routine. Regarding oral care, braces require more diligent work. It takes longer to floss, and you need to do it carefully. Brushing your teeth is tricky, and you mustn’t eat some of the foods you are used to enjoying.

For all the “pros” you will care for your braces and teeth properly, you will do great! And, of course, you can always call our Queens, NY dental clinic for more tips or to ask any questions.

Know Your Options

If the thought of wearing traditional metal braces as an adult still seems unpleasant, know your options. Dental Arts Kew Gardens also offers Fast Braces and Invisalign.

If you have been told in the past that you are not a candidate for clear aligners, don’t hesitate to check with us. We have extensive experience and will determine which orthodontic treatment is best for your case.

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