Another common assumption is that braces and orthodontics are only for kids. It is often better to intervene with orthodontics early on while the mouth is still growing, but many adult patients can also benefit. Whether you have issues that have been ongoing or recent changes have caused new issues, orthodontics may be the answer for you.
At Midwest City Family Dentistry we offer both traditional braces and Invisalign systems. Our friendly staff can help you decide which best fits your oral health needs and budget. There are benefits to both and most patients are good candidates for either.
The main benefit of the Invisalign system is aesthetic. The clear appliances allow your orthodontics to blend with the natural color of your teeth so they are much less noticeable than traditional braces. This can be a huge benefit, especially for adult orthodontics patients who may feel more self-conscious than younger patients.
Most of us have seen the improvement in a person’s smile after braces. But we may not think about the confidence and ease this adds to the conversation for the person with an improved smile. If you are self-conscious about your smile, imagine never having to think about it again. That’s what we want to help you achieve.
In addition to the aesthetic improvement that orthodontics can supply, there are many other health-related benefits. Patients with TMJ and other jaw issues can often retrain their bite so that it lines up more comfortably. Uneven space between teeth, which is also a contributor to tooth decay, can often be painful and cause unnecessary wear on other teeth.