In the past few years, many adults have chosen to wear braces or clear aligners like Invisalign. You may be wondering what’s changed—why are adults wearing orthodontic appliances? There are several reasons, and if you’ve been thinking about the advantages, you should consider it too.
Having straight teeth can make it easy to brush and floss your teeth. When you brush plaque away, you are preventing tartar from forming and gingivitis (gum inflammation) from appearing. Good oral hygiene also prevents periodontitis, which is a serious gum infection that can cause your teeth to loosen. Adults who have a crooked bite or crowding of the teeth know that it can difficult to properly brush and floss, which leads to problems with plaque.
If you meet with people every day or have a job that involves a lot of client interaction, you may feel self-conscious about your smile. Getting braces or Invisalign can make you feel better about yourself, your smile, and your appearance.
Perhaps you received partial care with braces decades ago, and you didn’t finish your treatment, or you didn’t continue to wear your retainer. Your teeth may only be partially straightened or they may have moved back to a previous position. It’s never too late to finish your orthodontic care using Invisalign or traditional braces.
When you have an improper bite, it affects everything from your chewing, to your speech, to your digestion. Straightening your teeth can prevent your teeth from wearing down prematurely, make it less likely that you will lose teeth, and ensure that you are chewing your food enough to make it easy to aid in your digestion.
Our adult patients have many reasons for using Invisalign:
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, give King Orthodontics a call. We’ve seen more patients and corrected more smiles in the Pittsburgh area using Invisalign than anyone else. Our offices are in Downtown Pittsburgh and in the North Hills for your convenience. Contact us today!