Getting braces is typically viewed as something a child or young teen may be forced to endure. When teeth do not come in straight, getting braces is almost always the best remedy available. In fact, getting braces at an early age can prevent serious dental problems later on both cosmetically and from an oral health perspective.
On the other hand, adults have been known to ignore the need for braces. Perhaps they had them as a child and do not want to go through wearing metal on their teeth again. The truth, however, is that more adults than ever are now opting for braces in order to correct problems with their teeth. Because of this, here are a few facts that you should know about when it comes to braces and adults.
No More Metal
Wearing a mouth full of metal is long gone.Technology has come a long way, now are the days of ceramic braces or clear aligners, such as Invisalign. Another option is lingual braces, which are metal, but placed on the inside of your teeth to hide them.
Adult Braces Are Common
Adult braces have been on the rise thanks to advances in technology and more conscientious practitioners of good oral hygiene. To give you an idea, the number of adults with braces rose 16 percent from 2012 to 2014 in the United States and Canada. And in the past few years, the increases continue to be exponential, especially as dental technology continues to make strides.
A big reason why certain children in need of braces were unable to get them was due finances. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. Nowadays, there are financial options to fit every budget, whether you are getting them for a child or for yourself.
Whether you need braces for your child or yourself, or have any other dental concerns, contact us today at 203-292-6644.