Many of us needed braces when we were kids, and I’m sure we can recall how annoying they were for the years we had them. Like it or not, they did the job and aligned our teeth. However, as we age into adults, our teeth may shift yet again, or perhaps we never got those braces as youngsters. As adults, we need to make the decision: should I get braces? If you want perfectly straight teeth, a healthy jawline, and a stunning smile, then yes, you should. Here are a couple benefits.
A stunning smile
Though the traditional braces we remember from our early childhood will have an impact on our aesthetics and comfort, if your teeth are in bad shape and ungratefully crooked then the pain will be worth it. Metal brackets and wiring pull your tooth line into uniformity, but may take quite a while to complete the process. However, once you’re done, maintaining your smile is pretty easy. Getting a retainer to wear at night ensures your teeth stay in place, and getting a permanent lower retainer for your bottom teeth is an unobstructive way to keep those babies in line. Who can argue with beautiful teeth?
Avoid future jaw issues
If teeth are left ungoverned, they will present new health problems further down the road, as well as general pain and discomfort. Their chance to rot increases if they’re given more crevasses for plaque to build up in, likelihood of messing with your jaw becomes more likely, and you will be susceptible to getting gum disease.
They aren’t as bad as you remember
It’s been awhile since you had to wear those braces, hasn’t it? Good thing too. You’ll be happy to hear that, not only have classic metal bracket braces gotten easier and more comfortable over the years, there are several other options to choose from. Invisalign is a great example for teeth that have only budged moderately over the years, and braces can even be placed behind the teeth instead of in the front.