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Adult Braces? How To Know If You Really Need Them

Jan 15

Written by: Dr. David Chen
1/15/2019 11:37 PM  RssIcon

There are many reasons why adults choose to get braces. It has been a growing trend over the last few decades, and the numbers continue to increase. Will you be one of them? Here are some common reasons we hear from adult patients as to why they decided to undergo orthodontic treatment.

Cosmetic issues are often the number one reason adults get braces. After years of dealing with crooked or overlapping teeth, gaps, or other issues, adults want to resolve their dental issues and gain a smile they are confident to share. There are many options available and your orthodontist will talk with you to select the best method of treatment for you.

Many of our patients come to us because they have conditions that are causing them pain, such as grinding teeth, TMJ pain, and difficulty biting due to misalignment, overbite, underbite, and others. It is important to get these conditions treated as soon as possible to help avoid further dental issues. When teeth are misaligned, they can grind against each other, breaking down the enamel and making them far more susceptible to decay and cavities.

If you were told as a child that you needed braces but finances at the time did not allow for them, or if you did have them but didn’t keep up with the post-treatment care, such as wearing your retainer for the required amount of time, we can still make these corrections and create the smile you always wanted. Teeth can shift over time when the orthodontic treatment was not completed thoroughly. The good news is that we can pick up where your childhood treatment left off.

Whatever the reason you are looking to get braces, True Image Orthodontics has the solution for you. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation at 281-225-6784.

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