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Orthodontic treatment is often associated with adolescents and teenagers, but it can be equally beneficial for adults. In fact, an increasing number of adults are seeking orthodontic care to address various dental issues and improve the health and aesthetics of their smiles. Here are some ways in which adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment.

1. Improved Aesthetic Appearance

One of the most apparent benefits of orthodontic treatment for adults is enhancing their smile’s appearance. Misaligned or crooked teeth can be a source of self-consciousness and affect an individual’s confidence. Straightening teeth through orthodontic treatment can lead to a more attractive and youthful smile, boosting self-esteem and overall well-being.

2. Enhanced Oral Health

Misaligned teeth can pose significant challenges when it comes to oral hygiene. Crowded or overlapping teeth are difficult to clean properly, increasing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other dental problems. By straightening teeth, orthodontic treatment can make it easier for adults to maintain good oral hygiene, reducing the risk of dental issues in the long run.

3. Better Bite and Function

Orthodontic treatment can correct bite problems, such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites. A proper bite alignment is essential for efficient chewing, reducing the risk of jaw pain, headaches, and excessive wear on the teeth. Improved bite function can also enhance digestion and overall comfort when eating.

4. Prevention of Dental Complications

Untreated misalignment or bite issues can lead to dental complications over time. These may include temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, teeth grinding (bruxism), and excessive tooth wear. Orthodontic treatment can prevent or alleviate these issues, potentially saving adults from discomfort and more extensive or costly dental treatments in the future.

5. Restorative Dentistry Preparation

Adults who require restorative dental procedures like dental implants, crowns, or bridges may benefit from orthodontic treatment before undergoing these procedures. Straightening teeth and correcting bite issues can create a more stable and predictable foundation for restorative work, resulting in better outcomes and longevity for dental restorations.

6. Speech Improvement:

For some adults, speech difficulties may be related to misaligned teeth or bite problems. Orthodontic treatment can improve speech clarity and articulation by addressing these underlying issues.

7. Reduced Risk of Periodontal Disease

Misaligned teeth can create pockets or gaps where plaque and bacteria accumulate, increasing the risk of periodontal (gum) disease. Orthodontic treatment can help close these gaps, making it easier to maintain healthy gums and reducing the risk of gum disease and health complications from periodontitis.

Treatment Options Catered to Adults

Adults have various orthodontic treatment options, including traditional braces, clear aligners (such as Invisalign), and lingual braces (braces attached to the back of the teeth). These options offer flexibility and discretion, allowing adults to select the treatment method that best fits their lifestyle and preferences.

If you have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, it is never too late to get a straighter, healthier smile. To learn more about orthodontic treatment options for adults, contact our Engineered Smiles dental team. Call our dental center in Marietta, GA, to schedule an orthodontic consultation.

Posted on behalf of Engineered Smiles

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    670 Johnson Ferry Rd
    Marietta, GA 30068

    (678) 801-6700

    (678) 903-2428

    Opening hours:

    Monday: 9AM - 6PM
    Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
    Wednesday: 8AM - 5PM
    Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
    Friday - Sunday: Closed