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I Do Not Like How My Teeth Look. Should I Get Braces?


Posted on 4/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman smiling with bracesDo you smile in family photos or photos your workplace posts on social media? What about if you are out with friends socially, and everyone wants to take a selfie? Many adults do not feel comfortable smiling because they do not like the way their teeth look in pictures - or in the mirror. If you are an adult who hates the way their teeth look, are braces your only option?

When Should Adults Get Braces?


Adults can get braces if their teeth are severely crooked or crowded because, for severe dental issues, you need braces. Braces allow dental practitioners to fix all of the teeth at one time. You may also need braces if you have a severe bite issue, especially if you have a crossbite, which occurs when your teeth do not line up properly.

Other Dental Alternatives to Braces


While braces are great for severe tooth or bite issues, many adults do not like them. Braces are visible, even if they are clear braces. Braces can also be expensive, which makes it difficult for adults to budget at times. Treatment time for patients with braces can be from two to three years, which is a long time if you are managing a career or a family or both.

Luckily, there are alternatives to braces for adults. First, you may want to think about aligners, such as Invisalign. Clear aligners are different from braces. They are easy to take off, which means removing them for brushing and flossing. Clear aligners are less expensive, and the treatment time for aligners is shorter. You can also opt for veneers to fix your crooked teeth. Veneers are a permanent solution for crooked teeth because they are thin covers made of porcelain that fit over your natural teeth. If you take care of your veneers, they can last for decades.

Not sure what to do about your crooked teeth? Reach out to us today to set up an appointment with our dentist.

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