As we get older, it is vitally important to care for our teeth and make any improvements we can to their health and overall condition.
This means that even as adults we can benefit from orthodontic treatments to help correct key issues such as crookedness and gaps.
Here we look at just a few of the reasons why orthodontic care can be advantageous for adult patients, regardless of age.
Good oral health
Maintaining an excellent level of oral health is essential throughout life, helping to avoid issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Having straighter teeth with fewer gaps between them prevents food residue and other debris from collecting in the pockets of the gumline, which helps to prevent the build-up of harmful plaque that can lead to greater problems if untreated.
Preventing future problems
Many issues such as over-crowded teeth or an unnatural bite can worsen as we get older, leading to long-term dental problems and an increasing level of discomfort. Fortunately, corrective orthodontic treatment can be applied at any age, helping to give the teeth a more natural positioning and preventing dental problems from getting worse in the long run.
Benefiting from modern techniques
The advancement of orthodontic care means that adults can now benefit from modern techniques that may not have been available when they were younger. Traditional wired ‘train track braces’ are no longer the most commonly used form of teeth straightening, with a vast range of alternatives available that are far more discreet, comfortable and effective.
One of the major benefits of orthodontic treatment as an adult is the opportunity to correct issues with the appearance of your teeth that have caused insecurity or issues with confidence. Even in adulthood, orthodontic treatment can deliver incredible improvements to the alignment of our teeth, providing a straighter, happier and more confident smile.
Find out more
Dulwich Orthodontic Centre is a specialist orthodontic practice providing a range of teeth straightening treatments for adults based across South East London and the surrounding areas.
If you would like to find out more about the services we offer or book a consultation session, please contact the team here at Dulwich Orthodontics today on 020 8265 9797.