6 Reasons Adults Should Get Braces

Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry, is here to support you and your children with any oral care services you may need. From your standard check up to taking care of your braces, Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry has everything you need to deal with those dastardly Sugarbugs – and then some.

So maybe you’ve been thinking about getting some braces, and why not, some of the most famous celebrities – like Tom Cruise – got them when they were over 30. But you might be second-guessing this decision. Well, think about these 6 reasons why adults should get braces. You might just find out it can be the choice in your life.

1. Braces can help you avoid serious problems with your teeth and mouth.

Having misaligned teeth, or a cross bite, means you have an increased chance of developing plaque and food buildup between your teeth. This can ultimately cause periodontal disease, gum disease, tooth decay, gum and bone loss, or even just general facial discomfort. Getting braces can help to straighten those misaligned teeth and can help you to avoid all those possible oral health issues.     

2. Braces can help to avoid other health issues.

Problems with your mouth, and your teeth, can cause serious health issues in other areas of your body. For instance, orthodontic issues that aren’t properly taken care of may lead to chronic headaches, earaches, or gastrointestinal issues. Even constant, unintentional biting, of your cheek or the roof of your mouth may mean a larger health issue at hand. Similar to solving oral health issues, the benefits of braces can also help you to avoid general health issues. Believe us – your teeth play a much more vital role in your well being than you might be aware of.

3. Did you know teeth can move at any age, even if they are healthy.

The unfortunate reality is that teeth can move around at any age, and it may be due to a jaw injury, a health condition, or simply the result of natural growth.  What was once a beautifully healthy smile may have recently become a bit more crooked than you remember. As previously mentioned, there may be a number of reasons why your teeth may have moved a bit, but if you’re concerned and want to avoid future oral issues, getting braces might be your best bet.

4. Smiles are important.

Of course it’s not what’s on the outside that matters, but braces can help to bring the beauty that’s deep within out for the world to see. The reality is that smiles are one of the first things people will notice about you. Your oral health can be a detriment to getting in the profession of your dreams and can even affect your social life.  Many adults who have had crooked smiles claim to have been overwhelmingly self-conscious, but after braces, many have found a confidence that revitalized their lives.  Help your smile, and your health, by getting braces.   

5. You can afford them now!

Maybe as a child you just didn’t have the opportunity to get braces. That’s OK. As an adult, you’ll likely have medical and dental insurance plans that can help you to cover part of the cost. Perhaps you even want to pay them off all out of pocket. Whichever works for you, but orthodontic offices now offer financing options that can help you afford those braces that you’ve always wanted. 

6. Living longer means keeping your real teeth.

One of the blessings of modern technology means that people are starting to live longer. This means more people are keeping their teeth for life. It only makes sense to want to take care of those chompers for as long as you can. Even older adults in their 60s, 70s, and 80s are using braces. Taking care of your teeth means taking care of your health. Get those braces to enjoy perfect pearly whites until you’re 100 plus.

So, are you ready to smile a lot more? Do you want to take care of your teeth and your health? Perhaps you just need to get rid of that nagging pain in your jaw. Improvements in technology has made getting braces much easier and with less discomfort. Plus, as an adult, you’ll likely follow the orthodontist’s advice to a T, which means better, quicker results. 

If you’re ready to show off those pearly whites and give the world a little bit of sunshine, then give Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry a call to our Laredo, Mission, or San Juan office and let us show you what braces options are best for you.

We can’t wait to see that smile!


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