Adult Braces Van Nuys
An increasing number of adults are turning to braces to improve their smiles. Crooked teeth, poorly aligned jaws, and an improper bite can affect your appearance and cause serious problems as you age. Others might assume many things about your age, health, and socioeconomic status due to your smile, not to mention your risk of dental problems can soar. Our Van Nuys dentist can use braces to correct orthodontic problems in adults of all ages.
Studies have repeatedly shown that smile aesthetics play an important role in our social interactions. Teeth that have abnormal spacing or alignment are typically considered less attractive than teeth that are aligned and evenly spaced, especially in women. Correctly aligned teeth also signal health, youth, and fertility. Adult braces can act as a smile makeover by rejuvenating your smile and renewing your look.
Aesthetics are a big part of the reason many people choose adult braces, but dental health is also important. Braces are designed to treat orthodontic problems such as malocclusions and spacing issues. When your teeth are closely spaced, they can be difficult to clean, and when your upper and lower jaws do not line up correctly, the joints may be more vulnerable to damage.
Undergoing orthodontic treatment with adult braces can help you avoid the many dental health issues that can occur as a result of crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, crowding, gaps, TMJ disorders, and other orthodontic issues, including:
• Difficulty biting, chewing, or speaking
• Jaw pain
• Difficulties keeping your teeth clean, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease
• Gum and bone damage
• Abnormal enamel wear
• TMJ disorders
• Facial pain
Treatment with braces can take from eighteen to twenty-four months, but the benefits can last a lifetime.
When it comes to adult braces, our orthodontist in Van Nuys offers several options. Conventional metal braces are, perhaps, the best known orthodontic treatment, but ceramic braces, clear braces, and lingual braces are also available, as well as clear aligners and Invisalign aligners. If your teeth and gums are healthy, you might be a candidate for one of these orthodontic methods.
Call our Van Nuys dentist today to learn more about your options for braces or to schedule an appointment with our team.
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