You already know that braces aren’t just for teenagers anymore, but did you know that according to the AAO, orthodontic treatment for adults is at an all time high? So why not dive in? Here are the top 3 benefits of straight teeth.
1. Improve Your Oral Health
While there is a definite cosmetic benefit to having straight pearly whites, straight teeth isn’t just about polishing up your appearance. When you have crooked or crowded teeth, your oral health will decline over time because food will get stuck in places you can’t see or reach with a toothbrush or floss. This puts you at risk for cavities and gum disease.
2. Prevent Costly Dental Procedures
No one really enjoys going to the dentist… or the endodontist… Invasive procedures are notoriously uncomfortable and expensive. If you Invest the time and a fraction of those costs now, you’ll be thrilled you did.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, dental implants can cost anywhere from $3,000-$4,500 per tooth. Extractions can run up to $4,000. Wouldn’t you rather take care of all your teeth at once now than pay per tooth later?
3. Grow More Confidence
Self esteem can be greatly affected by crooked teeth. A recent study stated that “as many as 19 million people feel their self-confidence could be boosted by dental work to improve their smile.”
When you feel better about your smile, you feel better about yourself.
From that same study they found that “…1.25 million adults feel generally less attractive because they have not had corrective orthodontic treatment. The same number say their unattractive smile has prevented them from laughing and smiling as much as they would like. Almost a million adults believe their unattractive smile has lowered their self-esteem and a similar number say it causes them difficulty in meeting people face-to-face.”
So no worries if you’re an adult who needs braces! You’re not alone, and you’re in the right place – on your way to better health, longevity, and a gorgeous smile.
Contact OBC today to get started on a treatment plan that can fit your lifestyle. Also, ask us about our Hybrid treatments where we combine traditional braces and aligners to get you in and out of treatment with straight teeth faster.