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  • The Pros and Cons of Adult Braces

  • Frankfort orthodontist bracesMore and more adults are looking for ways to improve their appearance.  Improvement may come in the form of new diets or exercise.  It may include “a little work” to reduce wrinkles or reconstruct facial features.  It even includes cosmetic and restorative dentistry to improve one’s smile.  Whatever the method, any work should be done after careful consideration.  At our Frankfort orthodontist office we know how a great smile can improve your confidence, lifestyle, and appearance.  Let us help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.


    The Pros of Adult Braces

    Typically, adults are the ideal patient when it comes to orthodontia.  Young adults are great as well, but often are less informed of the benefits of oral hygiene.  Adults usually take the time to research their oral treatment needs and are fantastic at following instructions related to their care.  Adult orthodontic patients also have more patience for the treatment procedures than others.  That’s not to say teens lack patience; they are simply up against peers and hormones and want faster results.

    Braces can improve the way your mouth functions.  Alignment options can correct bite problems as well as the way in which food is consumed.  Braces also aid in digestion as they correct crooked teeth so they do a better job breaking down food.  Finally, braces improve your smile which builds confidence and self-esteem.  This alone, is one of the greatest pros that our adult patients name when it comes to braces.


    The Cons of Adult Braces

    Unfortunately, wearing braces as an adult can be a longer process.  Their teeth have reached a stage where they are not growing nor as easily moved by braces.  Young teeth in children and adolescents are still growing, moving, and forming.  This does not pose a problem to adults; it simply requires a bit more time for the braces to do their job.  Metabolism plays a part in the alignment treatments as well as the current nature of the patient’s teeth.

    Young patients have newer teeth, so to speak.  Adult teeth have often experienced restoration treatments or have teeth that are worn down and compromised.  Our Frankfort orthodontist and staff look at a variety of treatment options that specifically work for you.


    Take the First Step Towards Straight Teeth

    The first step in getting the smile you’ve always wanted is to give us a call.  Set up a consult with our Frankfort orthodontist to discuss braces options and oral treatment plans.  Talk to us about your smile and let us supply you with a wealth of information so you can make a well-informed decision.


    We love helping our patients achieve the look they want and the smile they’ve dreamed about.  With the patience and compliance adults are known to have, you’ll be well on your way to your new look.  Call our office today and be sure to check out our Facebook page for more topics on oral health.