Getting Braces as an Adult
(from the oralb.com website)
Many people associate braces with middle school, but getting braces as an adult is becoming much more common. Almost 20% of braces wearers are adults. This is mostly due to the rise of more subtle, less visible options like ceramic braces and Invisalign.
Why do adults choose to get braces?
Teeth can shift with age – because of injury, a condition called tongue thrust, or natural growth – and some adults find that their previously straight teeth have become crooked and overcrowded. They may start experiencing jaw pain, having difficulty properly cleaning their teeth, or simply facing a smile they find unattractive.
Other adults get braces because they’ve always had crooked teeth, but their parents couldn’t afford to pay for braces when they were growing up. Finally, some people say they’re just finally getting around to it, or that they want straighter teeth for a new career.
Overall, many adults see braces as a worthwhile investment of a few awkward years in exchange for decades of straight teeth.
Click on the link below to read about Faith Hill and her choice for adult orthodontics…