Four Reasons to Consider Braces as an Adult

Clunky metal brackets, unruly wires, and a limited diet, but it never fails; there is always something stuck in your teeth. These might be the things that spring to mind when you think of the prospect of getting braces. Thanks to cutting-edge technology in orthodontic treatment, that metal-clad adolescent look is a thing of the past. For patients no longer in their teen years looking to orthodontic treatment from cosmetic to functionality, Seabreeze Orthodontics offers the latest orthodontic options to make your new smile fast and affordable. 

You are unique, and you deserve orthodontic care that reflects your individual needs. We believe we can be professional but still have fun at any age. Our practice’s purpose, mission, and goal is to provide patients in the Conway, Carolina Forrest, and Myrtle Beach, SC community with the highest quality of care and final orthodontic results! Let’s look at some of the reasons to get braces as an adult. 

Improved overall health

Straight teeth are healthy teeth. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems. Braces are instrumental in correcting misaligned teeth and other dental issues that can lead to other common health problems like headaches, jaw pain, digestion issues, and even sleep apnea. They also require a little extra cleaning and care, which means your mouth will be getting better overall attention and maintenance. Having straight teeth can make this cleaning much less tricky as there will be less space for plaque and bacteria to build up, decreasing your chances of cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease

Aesthetics and the confidence of a perfect smile

A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence. Your smile depends significantly on your teeth, and a crooked smile or misaligned bite can leave you feeling less confident when you speak or smile. You may notice you shy away from personal conversations or avoid having your photo taken only to give a less-than-thrilled, lips-only grin when you can’t escape. Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!

Here at Seabreeze Orthodontics, we believe that the essence of good health is helping people feel good about themselves. Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics builds self-esteem and self-confidence and will nurture this kind of good health. 

Four Reasons to Consider Braces as an Adult

Variety of treatment options

Dental technology is always getting better. To make your new smile fast and affordable, you can get the latest orthodontic treatment at Seabreeze Orthodontics. Depending on the severity of your adjustments needed, your options may include traditional metal braces, clear or ceramic braces, and clear aligners like Invisalign. With pros and cons to each option below, talk with Dr. Juan at your consultation about the choices you are most interested in pursuing for your orthodontic treatment.

Metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most time and cost-effective orthodontic treatment on the market today. Modern braces are made of high-grade stainless steel brackets connected by metal archwires that are gradually tightened to adjust your teeth over time. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastic bands around the brackets to make your look as unique as you are as a person!

Clear braces

Clear braces are sometimes called ceramic braces because they work in the same way as conventional metal braces but utilize a clear or tooth-colored ceramic bracket to make them more inconspicuous. While they are visually less prominent, they require more oral hygiene attention as they are more brittle than their metal counterparts. The ceramic or clear brackets themselves are not prone to staining, but the adhesive used to attach them to your teeth may stain, so be sure to brush well to keep them virtually undetectable.  

Clear Aligners

This innovative system straightens teeth without any brackets, bands, or wires, unlike braces. Clear aligners like Invisalign are made of clear acrylic trays that fit over your teeth. They are removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush, and floss, but to be effective do need to be worn for about 22 hours a day during your treatment process. The trays are replaced every one to two weeks to keep consistent pressure in adjusting the teeth and jaws the way you need to get your goal smile!

Cost-Efficient- Now and Later

It’s no secret that your oral health is strongly connected to your overall health, and there’s never been a better time to consider orthodontic treatment. When combined with proper dental hygiene, braces can decrease your chances of cavities, gum disease, and the chance of prosthetics in the future. Specific orthodontic issues like misaligned bites can actually wear down your teeth and lead to chipping, cracking, and even total loss, which will cost you much more in the end. 

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and treatment plan, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best orthodontic care. We accept most insurances and will even help you figure out your benefits. We also work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment. We want to fill Conway, Carolina Forest, and Myrtle Beach, SC, with beautiful smiles! We make every effort to ensure your treatment fits your family’s budget.

Four Reasons to Consider Braces as an Adult

Trust your smile to Seabreeze Orthodontics

All treatments have their lists of pros and cons, and we know you have a unique set of needs with your special smile, no matter your age. Whether you want to keep this journey more inconspicuous, prioritize comfort over aesthetics, or simply want the fastest option that gets you to your perfect smile, Dr. Juan has the hands-on training and experience to help you with your goal. 

Our warm and fun offices feature advanced technology to make choosing your orthodontic treatment options a little less daunting. If you still have questions about getting braces as an adult, our happy and well-trained orthodontic team would love to meet you for your FREE consultation to get you started on your journey to a confident smile.