When it comes to taking care of their children’s teeth, parents don’t hesitate. But, they often justify neglecting their own smiles for one reason or another. At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, we know for every reason adults have for not getting braces, there are two reasons why they should.
Reason #1 Not to Get Braces
My teeth won’t move since I’m not a kid anymore.
Your teeth will move, regardless of how old you are. And because you are an adult, you are more apt to take care of your teeth properly and follow instructions, which will make your treatment go that much better.
Reason #2 Not to Get Braces
My teeth have been crooked so long, there’s no use in getting them straightened now.
In general, we are living longer than ever, so taking care of your teeth is even more important now. And having straight teeth doesn’t just improve your appearance and increase self-confidence, it can improve your health as well. Misaligned teeth allow more plaque to collect, which can lead to gingivitis. Incorrect bites can lead to premature tooth wear, headaches and jaw issues.
Reason #3 Not to Get Braces
We can’t afford them, and if we could, the kids need them first.
Braces can actually be quite affordable. We offer low down payments and monthly payments, plus we take all types of dental insurance that include orthodontic treatment. And while we agree your kids should come first, we offer a multiple family member discount that allows both you and your kids to be treated for a lower cost.
Reason #4 Not to Get Braces
As an adult, I would look ridiculous and unprofessional with braces.
We all know that beauty is more than skin deep, but the truth is we have more self-confidence when we feel good about our appearance, including our smiles. And with today’s technology, no one has to know you have braces.
Ceramic braces are applied in the same way as traditional metal braces, but the brackets are clear, so they blend in with your teeth and are less noticeable. Lingual braces also consist of brackets and wires, but they are mounted on the back side of your teeth, making them completely invisible to everyone but you. Invisalign is another less noticeable option for those who need minor corrections.
Over 1 million adults in North America are wearing braces now, including seniors in their 60’s as well as celebrities. In our practice, 30%-40% of our patients are adults who are ready to have simply spectacular smiles. If you would like to join them, call our office at (843) 4-BRACES to schedule an initial exam and get started today.