Adult Braces: It’s Not Too Late to Get a Confident Smile

Adult braces are trending right now, and there are so many reasons why! Not only can adult orthodontic treatment give you the smile of a lifetime, but it can also give you cleaner teeth, higher confidence, and a healthier lifestyle! If you’re considering getting braces at Koerich Orthodontics, just know that it’s not too late to get a confident smile. Keep reading to learn more!

Adult Braces Benefits

Picture this: Ashley just got engaged to the love of her life. When he proposed, her hair was done, her nails were done, and they even had a photographer to capture the moment. The only thing missing? Ashley’s confident smile. 

Ashley had braces ten years ago when she was 16, but she forgot to wear her retainer as directed. Over the years, a few teeth shifted back to their original positions, making her self-conscious, especially with a wedding coming up! 

Fortunately, Ashley turned to Koerich Orthodontics for help. She was nervous about getting adult braces at first, but we made the process so easy she jumped on board with her treatment plan. Because she already had braces, we shifted her teeth in as little as 8 months, and now she’s photo-ready just in time for her wedding. 

Like Ashley, many adults feel self-conscious about their smiles but feel like wearing braces as an adult can be intimidating. With so many benefits, however, you’ll forget all about the age factor and embrace the reasons to get started as soon as possible!

Cleaner Teeth 

We all know how important it is to brush twice a day to keep the cavities away, but what most people don’t know is that crooked teeth can increase the risk of cavities for even the most frequent brusher. Because cavity-causing plaque thrives in the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth, it loves misaligned teeth. 

However, by straightening your smile, you’ll decrease the surface area for plaque buildup, and you’ll enjoy a happier, cleaner smile overall. 

Increase Your Self-Esteem

Cosmetics aren’t the only reason to get braces as an adult, but our Koerich Orthodontics patients love the confidence boost they get when we reveal their brand-new smiles. Straight teeth can improve the look and feel of your smile and can even address issues like facial asymmetry or “weak chin,” an overbite issue that causes your chin to recede into your neckline. 

By fixing these orthodontic problems through treatment, you’ll look and feel more attractive and confident in no time. 

Adult Braces: It's Not Too Late to Get a Confident Smile

Your Treatment Options

Picture this: Patrick is a 39-year-old teacher who wants to straighten his teeth without looking like his teenage students. He’s looking for a sophisticated treatment plan that corrects his smile without attracting notice. Patrick had never had braces before, so he tried Invisalign to correct his overbite, and the results are phenomenal! 

Neither his fellow students nor teachers noticed that he was going through treatment – that is, until they started seeing the results from his beautiful smile! Now Patrick’s new grin is happy, healthy, and straight!

Although braces are the most popular way to straighten your smile, Koerich Orthodontics offers several unique treatment plans to match your individual needs and smile goals. Depending on your orthodontic condition, we’ll help you choose the right treatment plan for you at your free consultation. 

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Our Invisalign treatment is an excellent option for adult patients looking to straighten their smile without the bulky brackets and wires of braces. Using a series of clear plastic trays custom-made to fit your unique smile, clear aligners straighten your teeth with comfort and ease. 

Many adults turn to Invisalign to get the straight smile they’re looking for. Because these clear trays are almost invisible, no one will ever know you’re being treated. 

Clear Braces

Like metal braces, this treatment option uses a system of brackets and wires to straighten your teeth and is effective for patients with moderate to severe orthodontic issues. Instead of metal braces, clear braces use white ceramic brackets that match the color of your teeth, so your treatment is less visible. 

If you’re looking to discreetly straighten your teeth as an adult and our team recommends a more intensive treatment, give clear braces a try. 

Metal Braces

As the traditional option, metal braces are often the first method that comes to mind when considering orthodontic treatment. These braces work by tightening the wire attached to a bracket glued to each tooth. With gentle, continuous pressure, your teeth are aligned over 12-36 months, depending on the severity of your case, your mouth’s response to treatment, and your desired outcome.

Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Leo recommend metal braces for adult patients with more severe orthodontic issues that require heavy-duty treatment to correct. 

Adult Braces: It's Not Too Late to Get a Confident Smile

Let Your Smile Shine

With so many benefits and so many treatment options, getting braces as an adult is a no-brainer! At Koerich Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile no matter how old they are, and we can’t wait to make you smile, too! Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Lindsey or Dr. Leo in Charlotte or Indian Trail today to get started!