Straightening your teeth does not need to be the painful process that you imagine it to be, particularly if you are an older adult. You may imagine kids wearing braces with a mouth full of metal and think that is not for you. You will be happy to know that not every case of misaligned teeth calls for traditional metal braces and years of getting wires tightened and adjusted. Advances in dental procedures and technology have change drastically through the years. Now more middle aged adults are getting their teeth straightened through less involved procedures. West Houston Dentistry is proud to offer our patients the opportunity to get their teeth straightened without the discomfort of traditional braces.
Many people with misaligned teeth spend a few of their years as teenagers getting their teeth straightened. Adults who have slightly misaligned teeth may wonder what would be the purpose of getting their teeth straightened out now; after all you have managed to make it this far in life with crooked teeth.
Besides the benefits of an enhanced smile, straight teeth are easier to maintain and less likely to develop food traps which can eventually lead to gingivitis and even more serious gum disease. Some older adults have their teeth straightened just for that purpose alone – straight teeth are easier to clean. Having a nice straight smile is always a plus also.
You are never too old to take the plunge and have your teeth straightened. Many adults find that their self-confidence and self-esteem increases when they look in the mirror and see a beautifully straight smile on their face. So if you have even mildly crooked teeth, consider talking with us to find out how you can get them aligned perfectly. Once you have that brand new smile, you will be glad you made the change. Contact us today to schedule a consultation regarding our orthodontic treatments.