Calling all adults! It’s never too late to get a confident smile with braces from Shiney Smiles Orthodontics. In fact, more adults than ever are turning to orthodontic treatment after their teen years. One in every five of our patients is over the age of 18, and with a wide range of modern treatments, we’ve seen countless success stories.
There are so many reasons to embrace treatment as an adult, from building your confidence to improving your health. Keep reading to learn all about adult braces and how the team at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics can help give you a smile you’ll love.
Benefits of Adult Braces
Many adults worry that they’re running behind if they haven’t gotten braces yet, but there’s never a wrong time to start treatment. With so many benefits, you’ll forget all about the age factor and embrace the reasons to get started as soon as possible!
Confidence: Cosmetics aren’t the only reason to get braces as an adult, but our Shiney Smiles 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.
Improved Oral Hygiene: 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.
Improved Digestion: As we get older, it can be hard to tell what’s causing our stomachaches. It could be stress, but you might be surprised to find that there is a major link between crooked or crowded teeth and digestive problems. Misaligned teeth can make chewing difficult, and improper chewing can wreak havoc on your stomach.
Dr. Sheinis recommends coming in for a free consultation to find out if braces can help your digestive system as soon as possible!
Picture This: Real World Benefits
Sarah is a 28-year-old practicing attorney who just got engaged to her fiance, John. Sarah’s parents got her braces when she was 13, but she only wore her retainer for a few months after treatment. As a result, her bottom teeth shifted out of line, and she’s self-conscious about her smile, especially now that she’s planning a wedding!
Fortunately, Sarah decided to join the ranks of adults seeking orthodontic treatment and added clear aligners to her wedding-planning itinerary. In just under a year, Sarah’s got the wedding-ready smile she loves and the confidence to match just in time to make her way to the altar.
Shiney Smiles Treatments
Although braces are the most popular way to straighten your smile, Dr. Sheinis 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.
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. Sheinis recommends metal braces for adult patients with more severe orthodontic issues that require heavy-duty treatment to correct.
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 Dr. Sheinis recommends a more intensive treatment, give clear aligners a try.
Clear Aligners: Our clear aligner 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.
InBrace Hidden Braces: InBrace lingual braces are similar to metal braces in that they include a system of brackets and wires to straighten your teeth. However, the main difference is that they are applied to the back of your teeth rather than the front. This means that they are practically invisible throughout the duration of your treatment!
Dr. Sheinis recommends this treatment option to his adult patients because it makes treatment almost completely unnoticeable – something many of our adult patients are looking for from their orthodontic treatment.
Picture This: Real World Treatment
Jerry 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. Jerry had never had braces before, so he tried InBrace Hidden Braces to correct his overbite, and the results are phenomenal!
Neither his fellow students nor teachers noticed that he was wearing braces – that is until they started seeing the results from his beautiful smile! Now Jerry’s new grin is happy, healthy, and straight!
It’s Never Too Late for a Beautiful Smile!
If you’re struggling with crowded teeth, gaps between your teeth, or bad bite problems, it’s your turn to become the main character of another Shiney Smiles success story. No matter your age, background, or orthodontic condition, Dr. Sheinis makes it his mission to help you feel comfortable with your grin. Follow us on Instagram to check out our smile hall of fame for your own treatment inspiration!
Ready to get started? Schedule your free consultation in Huntington or Woodbury today!