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Teeth Straightening for Adults: Why Does This Benefit You?

Think you’re too old for teeth straightening? Did you know, orthodontic patients actually have a better success rate if they’re adults! Teeth straightening is an option open to patients of all ages and walks of life. If you’ve been second-guessing this treatment, here are the benefits it will offer you:

Increase in confidence

A straighter smile alone can give you a complete smile makeover. Having confidence in the appearance of your smile can lift your confidence as a person! A straight, healthy smile is one of the best first impressions to make so if this is holding you back, teeth straightening is a great treatment to consider.

Reduced risk of gum disease

Crooked teeth are far harder to clean due to the way they’re positioned. This extra accumulation of bacteria usually gives way to an increased risk of cavities, and eventually gum disease. Regular brushing and flossing still won’t do much to help this issue.

Less chances of TMJ disorder

When you have misaligned teeth that affect your bite, the pressure is usually distributed unevenly and makes special accommodations to ensure you chew and bite properly. With an aligned smile, your jaw joint (TMJ) and the muscles surrounding it function efficiently. This reduces your chances of TMJ disorder.

It’s never too late to give yourself the smile you deserve! Talk to our expert dentists today to figure out how to get a straighter, healthier smile!