Ask a kid or a teenager – the idea of wearing braces can be a nightmare; but it can be especially nerve wracking when you’re an adult. However, orthodontic treatment is becoming more popular as people get older, which means there’s no reason to put it off. If you’re having trouble making the decision to improve your smile, here are a few reasons why we think braces are beneficial for children and adults alike:

1. Every Smile Is Important
Your smile is one of the first things people notice, so why not make a great first impression? Many people say their crooked or unattractive teeth are holding them back from living their life to the fullest. While you may have to wear something on your teeth for a few months, the results will last a lifetime.

2. Long-Term Oral Health
Teeth can shift at any age due to injury, a health condition, or simply natural growth. Crooked teeth and/or a misaligned bite can lead to other health issues including gingivitis, periodontal disease, headaches, earaches, and more. Don’t leave yourself vulnerable to these health issues and consider braces instead.

3. Braces Today Are Less Noticeable
Braces have evolved over the years. You no longer need to suffer the embarrassment of being a ‘metal mouth’ thanks to ceramic braces and their translucent (clear) material. Another great advancement for teeth is Invisalign. These clear, removable, plastic aligners are worn over the teeth, so there’s no need for metal or wires.