When you think of braces, chances are your mind immediately goes to awkward adolescents with metal mouths. But orthodontic treatment isn’t just for kids anymore! In fact, more and more adults are seeking out orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile of their dreams. And there are plenty of reasons why adults should consider braces, even if they had braces as a teenager.
Body Image and Self-Esteem
As we get older, we become more aware of our own appearance and how others perceive us. And while metal braces might have been acceptable (even stylish!) in our younger years, as adults we often want to present a more polished image to the world. With our clear braces option or Invisalign, Smile Structure will give you the boost of self-confidence you need to feel confident in your smile again.
Problems with TMJ and Teeth Grinding
If you suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) or regularly grind your teeth at night, traditional metal braces can actually help alleviate some of these symptoms by aligning your teeth properly. This can lead to less pain and fewer headaches, as well as prevent further damage to your teeth.
Dental Health Issues
While we may not think about it on a daily basis, our teeth play a vital role in our overall health. Misaligned teeth can lead to issues like gum disease, tooth decay, and even difficulty chewing or digesting food properly. By straightening your teeth with braces, you can help protect your dental health now and into the future.
Solutions for a Straight, Healthy Smile
There are many options in braces that can help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile. These include:
Traditional Braces – Traditional braces for teens come in metal or ceramic (clear braces), both offering more flexibility in treatment than invisible aligners. Traditional braces can correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, gapped teeth, and overcrowded or overlapped teeth. Speak to our San Antonio or Helotes orthodontist today!
Invisalign – Invisalign clear aligners are a discreet, comfortable solution for improving your smile without metal braces. Invisalign aligners are made from a clear BPA-free plastic that fit comfortably over your teeth, shifting them into the desired position. Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces offers Invisalign clear aligners for our adult and teen patients at our clinics in San Antonio. Ask one of our Invisalign specialists for any questions you may have.
Six Month Smiles – Six Month Smiles offers a faster way to straighten teeth than traditional braces or aligners. If you want to explore efficient orthodontic treatment options in San Antonio, see our orthodontic experts at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces.
If you want to improve your smile with orthodontics, both braces and Invisalign can achieve the results you desire. Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces accepts many forms of dental insurance that cover orthodontic treatment, and we also offer payment and financing options. Contact the most convenient San Antonio location for you to schedule your orthodontic consultation with one of our dentists.
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