Four reasons to get braces as an adult

Today, adults make up about one in every five orthodontic patients for many reasons. Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces you’ve been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile. And, believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving once you stop growing. Previously straight teeth can shift later in life, creating pain, difficult brushing, and a smile that doesn’t make you happy.

Periago Orthodontics is the location for modern orthodontic treatment. We love to make you smile and offer aesthetic options like ceramic braces and clear aligners. We move teeth, but we treat people, and you’re what matters most. Say goodbye to the thoughts of painful headgear, clunky bands, and overly tight stainless steel wires. Orthodontic treatment is more comfortable at Periago Orthodontics compared to past decades. Check out why it’s never too late for a confident smile and how you can benefit from orthodontic treatment as an adult.

Improved overall health

Braces are instrumental in correcting misaligned teeth and other dental issues that can lead to other common health problems like headaches, jaw pain, digestion issues, and even sleep apnea. They also require a little extra cleaning and care, which means your mouth will be getting better overall attention and maintenance. Having straight teeth can make this cleaning much less tricky as there will be less space for plaque and bacteria to build up, decreasing your chances of cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease.

And, believe it or not, your teeth don’t stop moving as you become an adult. Teeth that were once straight and aligned in youth can and often do shift later in life. This movement, combined with normal wear from eating and such, can lead to jaw pain, trouble brushing, difficulty chewing, or abnormal wear on the surface of your teeth.

Aesthetics and the confidence of a perfect smile

Your smile depends significantly on your teeth, and a crooked smile or misaligned bite can leave you feeling less confident when you speak or smile. You may notice you shy away from personal conversations and avoid having your photo taken only to give a less-than-thrilled, lips-only grin when you can’t escape. Orthodontic treatment with one of our many braces options can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self-conscious about for years.

Here at Periago Orthodontics, we believe that the essence of good health is helping people feel good about themselves. Orthodontic treatment is more than just straightening teeth. Orthodontics builds self-esteem and self-confidence and will nurture this kind of good health.

A variety of treatment options

Dental technology is always getting better. To make your new smile fast and affordable, you can get the latest orthodontic treatment at Periago Orthodontics. Depending on the severity of your adjustments needed, your options may include traditional metal braces, clear braces or clear aligners.

Metal braces

Thanks to the advancements in modern orthodontics, metal braces are now smaller, less conspicuous, and more comfortable than ever before. Sleeker brackets and lighter wires improve the appearance and feel of these braces. This update means you’ll have less irritation in your mouth. Metal braces also come with a fun new twist without any extra cost- you can customize them with pops of color. The elastics that Dr. Periago will fit around your brackets come in a wide variety of colors that let you showcase your personality whenever you want.

Clear braces

This treatment method works the same way their metal option works but utilizes a clear or tooth-colored ceramic instead of metal for a barely-there appearance. Older teens and adults prefer this option for an inconspicuous approach. Still, it is worth noting that this option is more susceptible to breaking or staining depending on your eating and lifestyle habits.

Clear aligners

This innovative system straightens teeth without brackets, bands, or wires, unlike braces. Clear aligners consist of transparent acrylic trays that fit over your teeth. They are removable, making it easier to eat, drink, brush, and floss, but to be effective do need to be worn for about 22 hours a day during your treatment process. The trays are replaced every one to two weeks to keep consistent pressure in adjusting the teeth and jaws the way you need to get your goal smile!

Cost-efficient – Now and later

It’s no secret that your oral health is strongly connected to your overall health, and there’s never been a better time to consider orthodontic treatment. When combined with proper dental hygiene, braces can decrease your chances of cavities, gum disease, costly procedures like tooth extractions or specialists that treat symptoms, not culprits, and the chance of prosthetics in the future. Specific orthodontic issues like misaligned bites can wear down your teeth and lead to chipping, cracking, and even total loss, which will cost you much more in the end.

We want to fill New Albany, Corydon, and Floyds Knobs with beautiful smiles! We make every effort to ensure your treatment fits your family’s budget because financial concerns shouldn’t get in between you and your new smile.

At Periago Orthodontics, you’ll enjoy flexible appointment times and treatment options, but you’ll also get flexible payment options! We will even check your benefits before you arrive and give you a complete financial breakdown right away. After we’ve determined your insurance coverage and filed it for you, we’ll sit down and develop a monthly payment plan that fits your family’s budget. We offer in-office, no-interest, pick-a-payment options to extend monthly payments and reduce down payments. You can also get a discount if you pay in full on the front end.

Trust your smile to Periago Orthodontics

All treatments have their own lists of pros and cons, and we know you have a unique set of needs with your unique smile, no matter your age. Whether you want to keep this journey more inconspicuous, prioritize comfort over aesthetics, or simply enjoy the option that gets you to your perfect smile fastest, our goal at Periago Orthodontics is your complete satisfaction.

Our warm and fun offices feature advanced technology to make choosing your orthodontic treatment options a little less daunting. If you still have questions about getting braces as an adult, our happy and well-trained orthodontic team would love to meet you for your FREE consultation to get you started on your journey to a confident smile.