Adult Teeth Straightening Can Help You Look Younger

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018 by Dr. Laura Morgan

Adult teeth straightening can help you to look younger. Many people are looking for solutions to help turn back the clock and create a more youthful and rested appearance. This has made procedures like Botox® a common household name and plastic surgery something that both men and women often consider.

One thing that should be part of these conversations but often isn't is how a person's smile looks. The appearance of the smile can have a direct and significant impact on how young a person appears to be. When teeth are straight, white and beautiful, a person is likely to appear significantly more youthful than if their teeth are crooked, damaged or stained. Fortunately, we have orthodontic solutions that are designed to help. By utilizing them, our patients can improve their health and appearance.

Why teeth straightening is important for looking younger

The smile is one of the first things someone notices when meeting a person for the first time. If someone has a beautiful smile, they are likely to be considered more attractive. Also, since straight and white teeth are often associated with youth the appearance of a person's smile can also be indicative of their age. This means that someone who invests in procedures like Botox® and plastic surgery without also improving their smile is unlikely to see the level of results they are looking for.

Adult teeth straightening options

Adults who are aware of these benefits and how a straight and beautiful smile can make them look younger often visit our office to learn about orthodontic options. Fortunately, we offer a variety of solutions which makes it possible for us to customize a treatment plan to the exact needs of our patients. We believe that it is important to make recommendations that are going to work best for our patients' smiles and for creating genuine results. Because of that, we will conduct a thorough examination before recommending one or several treatment options.

That being said, here are the most common treatment options utilized by adult patients.

1. Clear ceramic braces

These braces are popular because they are difficult to notice. If someone were to wear clear ceramic braces, a person standing on the other side of the room would have a hard time knowing that they were undergoing orthodontic treatment. This also makes them difficult to show up in pictures. Many of our patients appreciate this and prefer the option to more obvious orthodontic treatments. The one challenge with this type of braces is that they stain very easily. To avoid this it is important to stay away from food and drinks that stain the teeth and to brush after every meal.

2. Clear aligners

This is even more discreet than clear ceramic braces because the aligners are virtually invisible. They are made of a strong and durable clear plastic that surrounds the teeth completely. When worn, it can be nearly impossible to tell that someone is treating their teeth. This is why they are so popular among our adult patients. That and the fact that since they can come out, patients can control when they wear them. We recommend wearing them for 20 – 22 hours per day but that still leaves a lot of flexibility to take them out when eating or making a presentation at work.

3. Traditional metal braces

Some adults still choose to wear traditional metal braces because of their durability and the fact that they are familiar with this treatment option. Still, it is obvious when they are being worn so adults who are concerned about their appearance should not select this option.

Choosing the right option

Ultimately, adults benefit from the availability of multiple orthodontic treatment solutions. Most patients can choose from any of the above-mentioned options and see incredible results. This makes it important to select the orthodontic treatment that is going to work best for a patient's lifestyle. For help making the decision, call to schedule your consultation today.

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