Braces aren’t just for children, in fact many people who are past the teenage years are considering braces for many reasons. Having a beautiful, healthy smile is one of the top reasons many adults invest in braces. Should you get braces? It’s a personal decision and one we can discuss during your dental examination.
The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care in Buffalo, New York explain there are other reasons to consider adult braces:
Today’s braces have come a long way. Depending on the type of braces you opt for they may be difficult to notice right away; that’s what makes them so attractive to adults seeking a beautiful, healthy smile.
Options for braces for adults include:
When you get fitted for adult braces, depending in the type you choose, you will wear them from six months up to two years.
Dental care once you have braces
Taking care of your teeth while you’re wearing braces is crucial. Flossing is different with braces than without but you need to remove food particles and plaque. The dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care will show you the proper way to brush and floss. Water flossing might be a better option, but that is something you will want to discuss with your dentist. Using mouthwash will remove plaque and battle potential gum inflammation.
If you have been considering adult braces to give yourself a healthy, beautiful smile, give our office a call.