What’s Stopping You From Getting Braces?

MANY ADULTS MISTAKENLY believe that they missed their chance to get braces because they didn’t have them as teenagers. However, the number of adult orthodontic patients has risen dramatically over the last few decades, and today we’re going to debunk all of your excuses for not getting braces and show you why orthodontic treatment is still a wonderful option for adults with dental alignment issues.

“It’s Too Late; My Teeth Won’t Move”

It may be preferable to start young for orthodontic treatment, but there is no age limit to getting a straighter smile. We currently have multiple patients in their 70's in orthodontic treatment - and they are so happy to be doing it! We can help determine the best treatment for your circumstances. One advantage adult orthodontic patients have over teens is the self-discipline that comes with maturity; adults will often be better at following instructions for their treatment, which means it will go much smoother.

Check out how much this woman’s teeth moved in one year with adult braces!


“I’ll Be Fine If I Keep My Crooked Teeth”

If you’ve been living with crooked teeth your whole life, you might think there’s no point in getting orthodontic treatment. But having straight teeth isn’t just about appearances — it’s also about improved oral and overall health. Straight teeth are easier to clean and make it easier to speak, chew, and even breathe effectively, whereas crooked teeth cause difficulties in all of these areas and can grow more crooked over time.

“Having Braces Will Make Me Look Unprofessional”

Some adults who would like straighter teeth may still hesitate to seek orthodontic treatment because they worry that spending a year or longer in braces could impact their personal lives or careers by making them look immature or unprofessional. Luckily, there are several low-profile orthodontic treatment options for patients who don’t want to broadcast their treatment to the world, such as invisible aligners, clear ceramic braces, and lingual (tongue-side) braces. With these, you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing your hardware!

“Orthodontic Treatment Is Expensive”

Orthodontic treatment can certainly cost more than a regular dental appointment, but it’s also an investment in your future, saving you from the expenses of problems that come with crooked teeth or a bad bite. If you aren’t sure you can fit braces into your budget, schedule a FREE consultation with us. Together, we can find the best and most affordable option for you with flexible payment plans.

Leave Your Braces Excuses In 2018

This year is nearly over, and what better way to welcome the next one than by leaving your braces excuses behind and getting on the path to a healthier, straighter smile? We can’t wait to help you get the smile you deserve!

Don’t let excuses keep you from your dream smile!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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13 Responses to What’s Stopping You From Getting Braces?

Megan Alder says:

It's interesting to know how it's never too late to get braces, and how it is a myth that after certain age teeth don't move. I have always wanted to get braces, but I thought all the myths of being older was real. I will make sure that I start looking for a dentist so I start treating my teeth' condition.

Patrick Ross says:

I like what you said about getting straighter teeth for improved oral health. My sister wants to make sure that her mouth is healthy in the coming weeks. I'll share this information with her so that she can look into her options for dentists who can help her get clear braces to help with this.

Fred Gibbons says:

It's great that you point out that getting braces to straighten your teeth can improve the appearance of your smile. I have always wanted to have straighter teeth, so I'm thinking about going to a dentist to get braces. I'm going to look for a good dental clinic in my area that does teeth straightening with braces.

Nelson Fogerty says:

It's helpful that you point out that getting braces is a great way to straighten your teeth. I want to have a better-looking smile, so I'm thinking about going to an orthodontist to get braces. I'm going to look for a reputable orthodontist in my area to use.

Dr Rusznak says:

Your smile is among the most noticeable aspects of your appearance, and it powerfully influences the first impressions you form. Whether it’s a social or professional interaction, knowing your smile is healthy and bright boosts your confidence and how others perceive you. Professional teeth whitening is a great way to boost the wattage of your grin and to remove stains or discoloration that develops over time.

Henry Killingsworth says:

I found it interesting when you mentioned that having straight teeth makes it easier for you to speak. My brother has had crooked teeth ever since he was a kid, and he thinks that it isn't an important thing for him to do. I'll be sure to mention to him that he should look into getting braces because it can help improve the overall health of his mouth. https://www.donaldsnyderdds.com/

Greta James says:

I have been thinking that I would love straighter teeth as I think it would improve my confidence and make me love my smile! Thank you for the tip that fixing crooked teeth will also improve the health of my mouth as I can clean better! This is just one more reason for me to look for orthodontists to help me! http://syracusestraightsmiles.com/

Jane Burt says:

I really appreciate how you explain that straight teeth help improve your oral health. My brother has had a lot of oral health problems and he also has crooked teeth. Maybe by getting him braces he can have better oral health. http://www.BrunswickKiDDS.com

Dr. Rusznak, Orthodontics Ashburn VA says:

Orthodontic complications can be a result of accidents or behaviors, such as finger and thumb sucking or tongue-thrusting or may be caused by genetics. Your local orthodontist can treat the following orthodontic problems: crowded or crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, open bite (when the backside teeth match up and the front teeth do not), inadequate or an excess of gaps in between your teeth, extra or missing teeth. Every orthodontic issue is different, but the most frequent orthodontic issues treated with children are often inadequate alignment, while for older patients it is crooked and crowding teeth.

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Laurel Larsen says:

I liked your comment that having straight teeth isn't just about appearances, but also improved oral health overall. My aunt typically hides her smile during pictures because she's a bit embarrassed. I'll let her know that adult braces are an option and that it would help her overall health too. https://livelifesmiling.com.au/braces

Sarah Packer says:

My husband has always had crooked teeth and he won't get braces, so I wanted some facts and advice that could convince him. I didn't know straight teeth could help you speak, eat, and breathe better. My husband always gets jaw pain on his left side when he chews, so I'll look to get him into the orthodontist, so he can live a healthier dental life! http://www.centralpasmiles.com/

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