Can I Get Braces as an Adult? OKC Adult Braces
Did you wear braces as a teen but didn’t keep up with your retainer? Perhaps you never had the opportunity for OKC orthodontics treatment, and now you’re wondering if it’s too late. If so, you’ll be thrilled to learn that adults make up a large percentage of our orthodontic patients. Adult braces are more popular than ever. Mostly because people are starting to appreciate the benefits of an aligned smile, or they’re finally able to give themselves something that they didn’t have access to growing up.
Health Perks of Getting Braces as an Adult
Having straighter teeth isn’t always about aesthetics. Yes, a properly aligned smile is often naturally more attractive. But there are other benefits as well.
When your teeth bite together in a properly aligned manner, you are statistically less likely to develop conditions like:
Teeth that are properly aligned tend to have less buildup as they are easier to clean. And since they bite against their partner correctly, there’s less of a chance for the enamel to wear down or your jaw to move in irregular motions.
Treatments such as braces and Invisalign can enhance your smile by adjusting the symmetry. You might find that adult braces or clear aligners are the only “smile makeover” treatment you need. Plus, you can always top it off by whitening your teeth after you complete orthodontic treatment.
Why Adults Make Amazing Braces Candidates
Unlike younger patients, adults tend to be more invested in their aligner or braces treatment. When you feel motivated to wear your aligners or appliances as directed, you see an even better outcome. Your devotion to your smile helps streamline the overall treatment process for the best results.
Can I Fit it Into My Schedule?
Since most of our adult orthodontic treatments are through Invisalign, you can easily work the treatment into your busy schedule. We’ll send the aligners home with you in advance. Then, all you have to do is change them out as directed and wear them for 20+ hours a day.
Braces can’t be removed for a meeting, while you are eating, photos, etc. Our thoughts are, embrace it! The time to wear braces is minimal compared to having straight teeth for the rest of your life. If you are on the fence about Invisalign vs. braces (if this is an option) we suggest going off of your OKC dentist’s recommendation. They are going to point you in the direction of which modality will best get you to the desired smile goal.
We typically try to see you for a brief visit about once every 6-8 weeks. Our dentist will check that your teeth are responding correctly, then send you home with the next several sets of trays.
Oklahoma City Adult Braces
Pragma Dental OKC provides in-house adult orthodontics in Oklahoma City, such as Invisalign clear aligners and adult braces. If you’re curious whether you qualify for treatment, we encourage you to reserve a zero-pressure consultation with our orthodontic providers. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss other concerns, such as treatment length and costs.