Some adults in Murfreesboro and elsewhere need braces because they never got them as a child and now they have to deal with dental problems that should have been corrected years ago. Other adults need braces because their teeth are crooked and they have gaps between their teeth and need to have them straightened in order to have good oral health. Whatever the reason, you may be able to correct dental problems and have a great smile that only straight teeth can provide thanks to adult braces.
When most people think of braces, they think of the colored metal brackets and wires often seen on teenagers. However, there are options that are much more discreet. Advancements in technology have made it possible for adults to get the orthodontic treatment they need without the embarrassing appearance of braces.
Ceramic braces work the same way as metal braces, but they use clear or tooth-colored ceramic brackets. They may also have tooth-colored wires. Ceramic braces blend with your teeth and are not easily noticeable. They rarely appear in photographs. As such, they are a great option for adults who are worried about their careers or other social stigmas.
With that being said, traditional braces are still popular with adults because they are effective. And the braces today are smaller than the braces in years past, making them a little less obvious in the mouth.
If you have issues such as crooked teeth, overcrowded teeth, an under bite or overbite or incorrect jaw position, you may need adult braces. Other symptoms that could mean braces are the answer are headaches, earaches, jaw pain, problems with speaking or chewing, irregular wearing of tooth enamel, gum disease, bone erosion and plaque accumulation.
When you visit our skilled orthodontist at Pack Orthodontics in Murfreesboro or Shelbyville, your teeth may be examined and you can learn if adult braces are the best option for your problems. Your age should not be an issue if you need treatment because there are different options available for orthodontic treatment. However, you won’t know until you come in for an initial evaluation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started with orthodontic treatment.