Your oral health has a lot more to do with our overall physical and mental well-being than most adults realize. At Sonneveld Orthodontics, we believe that achieving a straighter, healthier smile does not have to be limited to children and teens. Dr. Sonneveld and our skilled team provides advanced adult orthodontics, including adult metal braces and adult clear braces. For those adults that find traditional brackets and wires to be an inconvenience, we also offer Invisalign to our adult and teen patients. We understand that adult orthodontic treatment can be a difficult decision, so we put together a list below to show how much it can benefit your life.
Top Three Ways Adult Orthodontics Can Help You
1. Lower Your Risk of Severe Dental Problems
Periodontal disease is characterized in adults by swollen, red, and painful gums. More commonly known as gum disease, periodontal disease is irritating and uncomfortable with symptoms, including receding gums, gums that bleed, and persistent bad breath. Alignment issues, such as widely spaced, or overcrowded teeth make it difficult for your gums to better be able to fit around your teeth properly, thus causing irritation and eventually gum disease. Furthermore, a better aligned bite and a properly supported jaw, can lower your risk of jaw, joint, and breathing problems.
2. Healthier Teeth and Gums
Overtime, your teeth shift, making it difficult to properly brush and floss your teeth. Even if you had braces as a child or teen, as your teeth overlap and spread out, it can be harder to thoroughly clean all of the hard to reach places throughout your mouth. Studies have found that those with straight teeth have less tooth decay and healthier gums throughout their lives. Adults with a straighter smile are better able to brush and floss between each tooth, leading to less worry and problems down the road.
3. Positive Effect On Self-Confidence
Although our physical appearance isn’t always as important as our overall health, having low self-confidence can have a negative impact on an adult’s life. Studies have found that those adults that have straighter teeth are more confident in their smile. Generally, when you are more confident in your smile, you are more willing to show off your teeth and smile more often. As smiling can have a great impact on your mood, the more you smile, the happier you will feel.
Orland Park Adult Orthodontics
Dr. Sonneveld and our highly-trained staff promise to always provide personalized treatment plans to meet all of our adult orthodontic patients’ specific needs. If you have any further questions regarding our adult orthodontic treatment plans, give our office a call and a member of our friendly staff will be happy to assist you. To schedule a consultation for adult orthodontic care with Dr. Sonneveld, please fill out our online form or contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve a straighter, healthier smile!