Although braces are commonly associated with teenagers, adult braces are one of the fastest growing practice areas in the world of orthodontics. According to the most recent survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), more than 1.2 million adults are choosing braces to improve their smiles and maintain their dental health. This growth is attributed to the fact that more and more adults are realizing that they can improve their smile by taking advantage of the numerous orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry products and services available.
Whether an individual is considering the traditional metal braces, clear braces, In-Ovation R braces, SimpliClear braces, gold braces or SPEED braces, the specialists at DeDomenico Orthodontics provide residents in and around Tampa with the most advanced dental products and innovative technologies available. Furthermore, our orthodontists and staff have the skills and experience necessary to help our patients attain the smile they have always wanted.
3 Reasons You Are Never Too Old for Braces
1. Braces Can Prevent Future Dental Problems
Even an individual who has just a couple of teeth that are misaligned and/or crooked may want to consider adult braces or Invisalign®. While these crooked teeth may not be bothersome to the individual aesthetically, left untreated, dental problems can arise and dental health can be affected.
Problems commonly associated with crooked/misaligned teeth include:
- Wearing down of the teeth, which may eventually require fillings.
- Difficulty cleaning in between the teeth, which could cause plaque buildup and lead to gingivitis.
For these reasons, even an individual who is not concerned about a few misaligned/crooked teeth adversely affecting their appearance should consider having them corrected.
2. Braces Improve Your Smile
While appearance is extremely important during one’s youth, an individual’s appearance may be even more important post-graduation; First impressions can impact an individual’s social standings, job prospects and chances of finding that special someone, here is why:
- An adult who has crooked/misaligned teeth may avoid smiling, which could cause others to view him or her as unfriendly, serious or distant; furthermore, due to lack of confidence in his or her appearance, he or she may avoid social interactions. Adult braces are designed to correct these problems; thus, improving his or her self-confidence.
3. Straight Teeth Can Increase Your Self-Confidence
It is easy to see why the mirror and the media can be the worst enemies of someone who has less than perfect teeth. When it comes to the media, everywhere we look are images of people with perfectly aligned teeth displaying their gleaming smiles. These images can increase an individual’s already waning self-esteem; however, adult braces can solve this problem and provide a much-needed boost in self-confidence.
When it comes to straightening your teeth as a means to improve your dental health and boost your self-confidence, age is of no concern. If you are interested in learning more about the numerous teeth straightening solutions that are available at DeDomenico Orthodontics, please contact us today.
We offer four convenient locations: Tampa, Lutz, Brooksville, and Odessa. We look forward to meeting you and helping you attain the smile that you have always wanted.