The old saying, “Smile and the whole world smiles with you,” is not just for young people. Now, because of their affordability and convenience, more and more adults, in around the Tulsa area, are turning to braces. Teeth straightening is the only way to give a person the smile they’ve always wanted.
Straight teeth are the most vital part of effective oral hygiene to protect your teeth’s integrity. Overcrowded or misaligned teeth are two of the main reasons for tooth decay. This is because plaque is so hard to remove without adequate space between each tooth. Disintegrating enamel can cause a whole myriad of medical issues, not the least of which is an undesirable look.
Cosmetic satisfaction with one’s overall appearance is another main reason for braces. Studies have shown that a first impression continues to be one of the main reasons for rejection, particularly in the business world. Possibly famous actors, like Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and Emma Watson understand this as they take on the process of straightening their teeth out openly within the Hollywood scene.
“Look good feel good,” is another important theme for adults. When braces improve your smile, oral hygiene goes up and your whole attitude becomes more positive.
At Tulsa Dental, many of our patients love the results of their teeth straightening, and they are not the only ones. According to a Wall Street Journal report, orthodontic treatment for adults is up nearly 40% since 1996. Some reasons adults straighten their teeth are because they suffer from or are dissatisfied with their:
- Crooked teeth
- Teeth being overcrowded
- Over or under bite
- Jaw misalignment
- Overall improper bite
- Teeth’s natural movement
- Teeth misalignment due to an accident or injury
Because oral hygiene problems increase with age, adults seek teeth straightening to resolve the medical issues that surface as a result, including:
- Headaches – caused by an improper bite
- Earaches – from a misaligned jaw
- Facial pain – from teeth and jaw issues
- Jaw pain – from a misaligned bite
- Gastrointestinal issues – resulting from chewing problems
- Deficient cleaning – from overcrowded teeth, expediting tooth decay
- Periodontal disease – also from overcrowded teeth that are hard to clean
- Overall gum and bone disease
The best news for adults, in the Tulsa area, is that braces are now affordable, available in many different styles, more discreet, convenient and time efficient.
For more information on how to achieve the look you desire, contact Midtown Dentistry at (918) 743-8539.