Orthodontic treatment is not just for teens and children. Many adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment to improve the health and appearance of their smiles, as well as to help in preventing dental problems that might plague them later on in life. A healthy smile is good for your health and confidence no matter your age. Nobody is too old to take charge of their oral health and the look of their unique smile! As many as 25% of our patients at Ottawa Braces are adults. We even treat seniors, too!
You’ll feel more confident with your smile, laugh more in pictures and never hide your teeth behind your hand out of shame ever again!
Not only will orthodontic treatment benefit your self-esteem, but it can help prevent issues that may arise later on in life, such as chipping and damage. Properly aligned teeth are also easier to clean, helping to prevent issues like tooth decay, bad breath, gingivitis and gum disease. Having a well-aligned bite can also help you in chewing your food more efficiently, thereby aiding in digestion.
How will having braces affect my day-to-day life as an adult?
Honestly, there will be a minimal impact on your daily life as an adult with braces. Once your teeth and mouth adjust, after a period of tenderness and sensitivity, you might rarely even notice that they’re there! This is especially true if you choose one of our “low-profile” options that keep your treatment entirely out of view of others. Only you will know that you have braces with:
- Lingual, or hidden, braces. These are metal braces that are customized and fixed to the backs of your teeth so that nobody will see them.
- Invisalign is a system of straightening teeth with the use of clear plastic aligners. They are virtually impossible to detect.