Many people experience braces as children, much to their dismay as they look back at their yearbooks. With nicknames like metal-mouth and the sheer cost of traditional braces, some parents and children opt not to get braces. If this was your story, it’s not too late; braces aren’t just for children.

Do you hide your smile? Are you constantly worrying about your crooked teeth? As an adult, your teeth shift and change. Crooked teeth experience forces that tend to push them more out of alignment. While your smile might have been acceptable in the past, now it might be too crooked for you to feel comfortable showing it. 

There are solutions for your smile, and with the aid of an experienced dentist, like Dr. Andrea Stevens, you can find the solution that’s perfect for you.  

Happy male in business suit showing off his great smile. When he noticed his teeth started to shift his started looking at options for Orthodontics, the only thing he wasn't sure of was can adults get braces?

Age Is Just a Number: Benefits of Braces

Dentists recommend braces for several reasons and you can experience them for yourself. Benefits can include: 

  • Correcting a misaligned bite
  • Reduced plaque build-up
  • Headache relief
  • Muscle pain relief
  • Enhancing overall mouth health
  • Reduced potential for cardiovascular disease

Whether you are trying to correct an overbite, adjust your smile after a tooth extraction, or any other reason that you may consider braces, talk to an expert today. 

Braces for a New Age

Nowadays, braces have come a long way since just the metal tracks that you’ve seen. There are two options that Dr. Stevens offers to put your dream smile within your reach. 

The first option is Invisialign braces. Using clear plastic aligners, your teeth slowly start to shift and move into the correct position. Not only are these aligners invisible, but they are also removable to keep your teeth as healthy as possible. You don’t have to watch what you eat and you can just brush and floss your teeth like normal.  

Now, this option may not be right for everyone, which is why you should ask your Kanata team for more information. 

Your second option is controlled arch braces. Controlled arch braces were developed in an attempt to overcome the shortcomings of traditional orthodontic approaches. This option is less strenuous on the mouth than traditional braces, as it uses a different force pattern to help achieve the best results. 

Can Orthodontics Really Help Me?

Unhappy with your smile? Interested in learning more about how adult braces can work for you? Call 613.271.7091 today or book an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens, at Andrea Stevens Dentistry.