Don't Think It's Too Late: Why You Should Talk To An Orthodontist About Adult Braces

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There's was a time when orthodontic braces were just for the youth. Over the years, it has become more common for adults to turn to orthodontic treatment as a way to restore their teeth. If you've been putting off orthodontic treatment because you're concerned about your age, it's time to put that concern aside. It's time to schedule a consultation with your orthodontist. Orthodontic braces can help you restore the position and appearance of your teeth. Here are just four of the reasons why adult braces are right for you.

You're Having a Hard Time Cleaning Your Teeth 

It's not always easy to keep your teeth clean, especially when they're crooked. Those overlapping edges can make it impossible to get your toothbrush, or your dental floss, into those spaces. Unfortunately, if you can't get your teeth clean, you can end up with cavities and tooth decay. If you can't get your teeth as clean as they should be, or your dentist is noticing cavities and decay caused by overlapping areas in your teeth, it's time to seek orthodontic treatment. Through the use of braces, your teeth can be restored to their proper position, which will reduce the occurrence of cavities and decay.

You're Teeth Have Shifted as You've Aged

You might not realize this, but your teeth can shift their position as you age. Teeth that were once perfectly aligned can suddenly shift, leaving you with overlaps and gaps. Not only that but if you had your teeth straightened as a child, they could shift back into their original position as you age. If your teeth are beginning to shift, orthodontic braces can stop the progression, and keep your teeth in proper alignment.

You've Waited Long Enough

If you weren't able to get braces when you were younger, for whatever reason, you might think it's too late to correct the problems. However, it's important to know that orthodontic treatment can be provided to people of all ages. In fact, it's never too late to restore the alignment of your teeth.

You Want to Set a Good Example

If you have a child who is dreading the idea of wearing braces, going in for your own treatment can be just the example they need. Scheduling an appointment with the orthodontist will allow you to set a good example for your child. Not only that but by starting your orthodontic treatment at the same time will give you and your child an experience to share.


13 May 2018

Mouth Rinses Are Not Just for Bad Breath

I have always brushed and flossed my teeth daily, but I still had the occasional cavity when I visited the dentist for a check-up. He told me it was normal to have a cavity on occasion and that I shouldn't let it stress me out too much. Well, I am not one to just accept any problem I am having, so I started looking into how to improve my oral hygiene even more. I had always thought mouthwash was just to improve your breath, but I found some that said they helped keep cavities away. I started using one every day before bed. I haven't had a cavity in two years now, and I think the mouth rinse is the reason! I created this blog to remind other people that even if they brush and floss regularly, they can always find ways to take even better care of their teeth.