While children often benefit from early orthodontic treatment, many adults are also candidates for braces. With technological advances, braces are now smaller than ever, so they no longer stand out in your mouth. At Las Vegas Braces, there are many reasons why adults might want to get braces. Having straight teeth makes oral hygiene easier, improves the smile, reduces the risk of oral health issues, and can boost confidence. Braces can also help improve speech, chewing, and biting patterns.
What Types of Problems Can Adult Braces Correct?
There are several issues that adult braces can address. Teeth that are widely spaced or gapped may be corrected with braces. Crowded teeth can be corrected with braces, as well. Braces can also be used to fix bite alignment issues.
How Do Adult Braces Work?
Adult braces work in the same way as traditional braces. However, there are a few differences. First, traditional braces need to be adjusted every six to eight weeks. With adult braces, the adjustments happen every four to six weeks. There are also fewer rubber bands used with adult braces. With traditional braces, rubber bands are often used to correct deep bites and underbites.
The Benefits of Adult Braces
Braces and aligners are now much more discreet than in the past. Plus, adults now have many options to choose from. Whether you are interested in traditional braces or would need to use braces or aligners to correct bite issues, braces and aligners can help you have a straighter, healthier smile. Here are some of the benefits of adult braces:
Straight teeth sit better in a person’s mouth. This can help prevent accelerated tooth wear, gum disease, and TMJ disorder.
A straighter smile allows a person to remove more plaque and bacteria from their teeth. This can prevent issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Braces and aligners make it easier for a person to brush and floss their teeth. This can prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay.
Adults often feel more confident when they have straighter teeth. Braces and aligners can help a person feel great about their smile.
The best type of braces for you will depend on your orthodontic needs. At your consultation, we can help you determine which braces will best suit you at Las Vegas Braces. For the best orthodontic care, consult our expert orthodontist from any of our four clinics, or contact (702) 256-7846 for Las Vegas, West clinic, (702) 835-7979 for Las Vegas, North, (702) 452-2267 for Las Vegas, East, or (702) 254-4335 for Las Vegas, NV, South.