Health and Wellness

Kami Hoss discussed getting braces as an adult

Kami Hoss the super dentist thinks that you are never too old for braces, in some circumstances.

If you think braces are only suitable for children or teenagers, then it is time to think again. This is no longer the case and some people really want to improve their teeth and smiles as they get into adulthood. Others want to improve their health and increase their self-confidence. There are over one million Americans that wear braces over the age of 18 and this has risen by thirty percent in the last decade alone.

The phenomena is endorsed by celebrities many of whom are getting braces well into their adult Lives, some as old as forty five. So, why would you get braces?

Your smile is one of the most important things about you that people will notice, and this can have a positive or negative impact on you and them, this can greatly impact your life. If you are always conscious of covering your teeth, then you will never give out that totally radiant trouble-free smile that is a great part of you and your life. For some people the problem causes real physical pain such as jaw ache, for some it makes cleaning some of their teeth incredibly difficult which then compounds the problem as there can be a visible plaque build-up on the teeth? It can then begin to impact on your social life and even employability in some cases. All of these issues could be fixed if you got braces, so what is stopping you!

Some might think well why they didn’t have this work done when they are younger, well there can be all sorts of reasons for this, perhaps even monetary ones, but also teeth can move in adulthood especially through trauma or even through natural growth. As with glasses, some people will need braces again as they get older, even though they had them as a child.

Another benefit for adults getting braces is that this can avoid other health issues such as headaches and earaches and also if you can’t chew properly this can cause problems with your digestive system. You may constantly be getting mouth ulcers due to catching a certain part of your mouth as you chew, which as we all know is very painful.

As we all know, braces are much better looking these days. The brackets are smaller you can get them in ceramic and clear materials. They can be removable and aren’t all full of wire. You will be able to brush and floss as you normally would, and it will be a much more pain free experience. Maybe now is the time that you can afford the braces that you should have had in your youth, but your parents could not prioritize. As people are now living longer even getting braces in your thirties and forties could lengthen the amount of happiness and pleasure in your life. If your teeth have caused you a problem then it is never too late to put things right.