There is never an age limit on feeling your best. No matter your age, if you are unhappy with the smile that you see when you look in the mirror, you can do something about it. Many people mistakenly believe that if they did not undergo orthodontic treatment when they were teens that it is too late for them once they reach adulthood. The reality is that a healthy mouth can be aligned at any age.
Many adults do not choose orthodontic treatment because they are worried about two things: 1) It won’t work, and 2) they will have to wear metal braces.
Both of these things are false, and Broad Street Braces would be honored to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Crooked teeth are more than just unattractive. Misaligned teeth also pose a threat to your oral health. Teeth that are crowded and crooked are much harder to clean than straight teeth. Misaligned teeth provide many hiding places for bacteria-producing acid to congregate and attack the teeth. Flossing and brushing are more difficult when the teeth are not correctly aligned because you must maneuver around teeth that are difficult to reach. When the teeth are difficult to clean, this can lead to oral health concerns. Gingivitis and gum disease are the most common issues among adults with crooked teeth. This is due to plaque that builds up around the teeth and begins to infect the gum tissues.
A straight smile is more than just an attractive accessory. A straight smile is also a well-cared-for smile. Whether they should or not, people often judge a person on the appearance of his or her smile. If you feel that your crooked teeth are holding you back, or if your smile is not saying what you want it to, please contact Broad Street Braces today. Dr. Neil and the entire Broad Street Braces team can help you achieve a smile you are proud to show off.