Did you know that over 4 million Americans per year start a course of orthodontic treatment that includes braces? Not only that, but did you know that of that 4 million, over twenty-five percent (that’s one million people!) of that 4 million is made up of adults just like you?
It’s true! Whether you never had braces as a child due to either financial limitations or other reasons, or whether you had braces, but weren’t exactly the most consistent when it came to using your retainer, believe us, you aren’t alone.
Turns out, more than 50% of patients report mild to severe relapse within ten years after receiving treatment. Most of these cases are either caused or worsened by a failure to wear a retainer properly.
Whatever the reason, you’re here because you’re curious about adult braces. Well, you’re in luck! Here at Master Orthodontics of Gig Harbor, Bremerton, and Port Orchard, Dr. Caballero sat down with us to go over some of the top reasons to get adult braces. Read on!
Who doesn’t want to love what they see in the mirror? Adult orthodontic treatment is more popular than you may think, with one out of about every five patients over eighteen, according to the American Association of Orthodontists.
And why is that? Well, one great reason to get adult corrective treatment is that there’s never been a better time to tweak your smile! Modern-day braces are nothing like you might remember. They’ve got stronger, more lightweight material, fewer cumbersome additive parts, and less discomfort!
Studies clearly show the correlation between a positive self-image and happiness outcomes along numerous metrics, from romantic to financial. Crazy to think what a difference a smile can make!
Better Oral Health.
We don’t just get braces to look better! The little nooks and crannies caused by crooked teeth are a perfect place for all sorts of little nasties to brew! It turns out that no matter how well you brush and floss, if your teeth are poorly aligned, there is an increased risk of gum disease like periodontitis.
Once you’ve begun a course of treatment with Dr. Caballero and the team, you’ll experience a complete clean regarding your dental hygiene. Your gums will thank you!
Avoid Jawbone Erosion and TMJ
Speaking of gums, it turns out that the domino effect set off by improperly aligned teeth can lead to gum loss, which can lead to a phenomenon called jawbone erosion! Eek!
It’s just as bad as it sounds. As the bone of the jaw is weakened, this can lead to adverse outcomes such as bruxism (grinding of teeth). As the situation deteriorates, you may develop a temporomandibular disorder, more commonly known as TMJ.
This can make chewing difficult and lead to jaw pain and annoying clicking. Take it from us – it’s not worth it.
Come on Down – Don’t Cross the Sound!
At Master Orthodontics, we’re Gig Harbor, Bremerton, and Port Orchard’s #1 choice for orthodontic care, and that’s because we combine the latest and greatest in orthodontic technology with a community-first sensibility that never sees you as a bottom line!
We know that getting adult braces can be an intimidating proposition, But Dr. Caballero has the expertise to put your mind at ease! Give us a call today and set up consultation. We can’t wait to see you!