Braces are a good option for many orthodontic issues no matter what your age. Orthodontists and pediatric dentists may be able to foresee problems from the time the adult teeth first start to grow in. However, many adults did not get the care they needed as children and have dental problems well into adulthood that could have been corrected early. This is one of the main reasons many adults are opting for braces to get the smile they have always wanted. If you are looking for adult braces in Smyrna, TN, your best option is to visit Pack Orthodontics.
Adults get braces for the same reasons children need them. The teeth are misaligned, crooked or overcrowded and these issues have caused other problems. Crooked and overcrowded teeth are very difficult to keep clean, so food debris and acid accumulates in the unseen corners, weakening the tooth enamel and causing decay. Gaps in the teeth allow them to shift in the bone. In addition, the part of the jawbone where there is a gap does not get proper exercise from chewing. This will eventually lead to bone deterioration. Braces from Pack Orthodontics can correct these issues and others.
Most adults who need braces and some teenagers prefer discreet braces. This means the braces are either clear or tooth-colored and difficult to see. It helps the wearer avoid any embarrassment.
The main options for braces for any age are:
• Traditional metal braces to treat most orthodontic issues of adults. They are not at all discreet, but the brackets are smaller than in decades past and lighter in weight.
• Clear ceramic braces that are just like traditional metal braces, only they are clear or tooth-colored. They are difficult to notice from a distance and rarely show in a photograph.
The above braces have dietary restrictions and require scrupulous cleaning to avoid tooth decay. Food restrictions include hard foods, such as raw carrots, hard candy, ice cubes and apples. Sticky foods should also be avoided. At Park Orthodontics, we will give you special tools to help you brush and floss while you are wearing braces.
If you are interested in adult braces in Smyrna, TN, get in touch with us at Pack Orthodontics. Whichever type of braces you choose, you will be on your way to the straight, bright smile you have always wanted no matter what your age. Contact us today to schedule a braces consultation with our orthodontist at our office in Murfreesboro or Shelbyville.