Benefits of Aligning Your Teeth As An Adult
When we think of braces, we usually think of treatments for children and teens. We don’t often associate braces with adulthood. But crooked teeth and bite problems are not limited to youth. Whether you’ve had crooked teeth your entire life or your bite has changed since you’ve been older, crooked teeth in adulthood can be as bad – and sometimes worse – than it is for youth.
Aligning Your Teeth in Adulthood
For adults with crooked teeth, there are certainly many cosmetic benefits to making your teeth straighter. It’s always great to feel more confident in your smile, and your happiness is always worth aligning your teeth as an adult. But there are also many additional reasons beyond the cosmetic benefits. These include:
- Lower Risk of TMJ – Temporomandibular Joint Disorders, or TMJ, are disorders of the jaw that are often caused by a misaligned bite. TMJ can lead to headaches, jaw pain, chewing issues, and more. Straightening your teeth greatly reduces your risk of developing TMJ.
- Easier Cleaning – Dental hygiene is important, especially as you get older. But crooked teeth make it harder to keep your teeth clean, as brushing can be much more difficult when smile isn’t aligned. That easier cleaning means less risk for tooth decay, less risk of dental diseases, and much more.
- Gentler/Better Chewing – When your teeth are able to connect with each other, you chew more efficiently (which helps you swallow smaller food, and helps with digestion) and you chew with less discomfort. You’re also less likely to struggle with damage and discomfort to your gums and lips when you chew.
Some people may also speak more clearly after their tooth alignment is fixed. Overall, these are only some of the many benefits that come from using aligners or braces on your teeth.
Invisalign in Orange County
Despite these benefits, many adults choose to avoid aligning their teeth because they’re afraid of what their smile may look like when they’re in the process of fixing it. That is why you may want to consider Invisalign in Orange County – an immensely popular way for adults to straighten teeth that uses clear aligners, rather than metal visible braces, to slowly straighten teeth over time.
Based in Mission Viejo, Remarkable Smiles is one of the best places to achieve straighter teeth using Invisalign. For those anywhere in Orange County, including Irvine, Newport Beach, and more, please call us today at 949-770-8011.