Things You Need to Know Before You Get Braces as an Adult
Are you an adult thinking about getting braces? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Multiple adults choose to get braces every year. In fact, in 2018 a study conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) showed that 27 percent of adults in the US and Canada have braces. You can visit your dentist, discuss the options available for adult braces, and they will work with a dental lab to find the best option for you.
Having braces as an adult is not as complicated as it may seem. If you are planning on getting braces in your future, here are the things you need to know:
The Process May Take Longer than Children and Teens with Braces
The important thing to know is the entire process can take longer than it does for adolescents. However, you’re not going to be wearing them forever. Some adults think if they get braces, they will be stuck with them for a long time. This is simply not true. Adult braces are generally worn from 14 – 26 months. The length you wear your braces depends on the style you choose, the severity of the problem they are fixing, and how you take care of them.
Aligners Require More Discipline to Work
Aligners are a very popular and tempting option for adults, as they are much less visible than traditional braces. But it is important to know that these require a lot of discipline in order to achieve the perfect results. They must be worn for 20 – 22 hours each day, only being taken out to eat and brush your teeth. If you leave them off for too long it will hinder the end results.
It Will Be More Affordable
Braces cost about $4000 – $6000. But nowadays as an adult, you can set money aside for the cost. Not only that, but many orthodontic studios offer different payment plans for monthly payments. If you have oral issues or speech issues, you could qualify to have your payments covered. There are also dental insurance plans for adult braces to help you save money.
There Are Multiple Options
There are different options of braces for you to choose from. You can speak with your orthodontist to help find the option that is the best fit for you. There are thinner, but effective metal braces available, as well as porcelain braces. Porcelain braces are similar to metal braces, but sheerer. The other option is clear braces and aligners. Clear braces work just as well as metal braces do. Just remember to keep in mind that clear aligners require more personal discipline, as mentioned above.
They Are Convenient
As an adult, you are probably quite busy. Orthodontic studios are equipped with advanced diagnostics and treatment solutions, and they work with the most advanced dental labs to create a curated solution for your needs. You will be able to go in and out of your appointments easily and quickly, and won’t have to book many appointments either. If you have any questions or concerns for your orthodontist that may arise, many offices provide virtual appointments so you can stay at home to discuss.
Increased Confidence and a Beautiful Smile
Before you get braces, you may not be as confident in your teeth and smile. Getting braces allows you to feel confident when talking to people, smiling, and taking pictures. The things you can do when you feel confident are endless, as you don’t limit yourself to things and you feel good about yourself.
Not only will you gain confidence, but you will have a beautiful smile that you will love for years to come. Having straight teeth can change your appearance the same way a new stylish hair style would! Having a new great smile will make you feel more vibrant, beautiful, and positive. You can finally feel good about smiling around other people and in pictures.
Getting Braces as an Adult is NOT a Bad Thing
Despite what you might think, it is never too late to get the smile and teeth of your dreams. Especially if you are having issues, pain, or discomfort caused by your teeth, don’t wait to get braces just because you are an adult. There is no shame in fixing your teeth! In fact, you will feel 10 times better after you get them!
Don’t wait to get your adult braces today! Here at Creative Designs Orthodontic Studio, we look forward to helping you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Check out the services we can provide you on our website, or contact us at (416) 848-6662 today!