It is becoming increasingly more common nowadays for adults to get braces in order to straighten their teeth. For some adults, the reason is a professional one. Many adults feel more comfortable in business meetings and speaking in public when they have teeth that are straight. Others get braces in order to try and change careers. There are even adults that should have had braces as teens but were unable to afford them, so they are getting them now. There is no wrong reason, and there is never a wrong time to get braces.
Adults respond just as well to orthodontic treatment with braces as teenagers do. Many dentists are even seeing an increase in the number of senior citizens that they treat. Our dentist in Northridge even offers ceramic braces that many adults find more cosmetically pleasing than traditional metal braces. Ceramic braces are tooth-colored and are just as effective at correcting orthodontic issues as metal braces. And in addition to improving the aesthetics of your smile, getting your teeth straightened also promotes better oral hygiene.
If you are an adult who is interested in straightening your teeth, contact our expert in adult braces in Northridge to schedule a consultation.