Posted on June 11, 2020
Picture yourself at age thirteen. A little bit awkward-looking, with oily, pimpled skin, unruly hair, and yes, crooked teeth and all. Maybe you hit the genetic lottery and didn’t have these problems growing up. But the majority of people grew up feeling insecure about these issues that they have with the way they look, especially those that had crooked teeth.
Maybe you didn’t have the means to fix your teeth before, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t now. There is a growing number of 30, 40 and 50 somethings who are getting braces to get their teeth straightened.
A patient can choose between two options: braces and Invisalign. Your teeth and smile will improve whichever option you choose.
With this option, you will have the traditional brackets attached to your teeth to add pressure to them so they align over a period of time. You will have regular visits with us every four to six weeks so our orthodontists can tighten those brackets. Save for a slight discomfort, this procedure is as enjoyable as it is beneficial.
You will notice the improvement after just a few visits. Your teeth will begin to fall in alignment. You’ll have a tighter, stronger jawline. Your overbite or underbite will be corrected and your confidence level will be through the roof.
If you opt for this procedure, then you will be rid of the wires, brackets or other industrial-strength materials. What you’ll have instead are clear aligners that are invisible to the naked eye. You will wear a custom-fit aligner each week until your teeth are where they should be: straight and aligned.
With Invisalign, you can eat without food restrictions since these aren’t any wires or metal that are attached to your teeth. You won’t get food stuck in between your molars or on your gums. Also, the clear aligners are removable so you can brush and floss away.
You might be thinking that wearing braces is not suitable for your age anymore. That it is only for kids and teens. That you don’t need braces since you are almost at the golden age of your life. Well, think again.
If you’re still on the fence about getting braces or Invisalign, you should consider these points:
We do get to a certain age wherein we just want to reach the optimal health level in order to improve our way of living. Our teeth are no different.
For the obvious reason, we use our teeth for eating, so having unruly, unhealthy teeth can get in the way of a lovely meal, but also the performance of your overall health.
Since body language and facial cues are crucial in communicating properly, our smile can be a huge advantage or hurdle to effective communication. Imagine conveying a pleasant thought with a scowl? Or closing an important contract with a somber face?
A radiant smile is the result of healthy teeth. So why would you want it any other way?
Lineberger Orthodontics has helped adults achieve straight and healthy smiles. If you want to straighten your teeth, align your jaw, improve your bite or remove gaps so you can have that ultra radiant smile, schedule an appointment with Lineberger Orthodontics today. You can visit our office nearest you: Charlotte, Huntersville or Mooresville.
Remember, you’re never too old to get braces!