Luv Braces wants adults to love braces. Because braces aren’t age-specific. It doesn’t matter how old one’s teeth are – braces can work for any smile! If you’re worried that your smile might be over the hill, we’re here to tell you that you couldn’t be more wrong. That’s why we’re relaying these 4 important reasons to get adult braces. In addition, we’ll provide you with different options for braces at our Austin and Bee Cave locations.
4 Top Reasons For Adult Braces
Reason #1: Dental Health and Mental Health
Still not convinced that orthodontic intervention is right for you? Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour’s standard for our team is that we intend to improve lives. And that means much more than rearranging teeth. Adult braces can decrease anxiety and depression and boost overall mental health. Furthermore, if you like your smile, you’ll want to show it off. Smiling makes your brain pump out neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters influence your motivation and sense of well-being. And guess what? People who feel good about themselves smile more! Our teams want to help you tap into this kind of healthy feedback loop.
Reason #2: Self Confidence Goes Up
An improved smile doesn’t just alter how you look. It can change how you feel about yourself. Adult braces can influence how you perceive your own face. The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that nearly 2 million adults receive orthodontic treatment. At our Austin and Bee Cave locations, many patients are over the age of 18.
But our teams in Bee Cave and Austin want our clients to think beyond numbers. That figure represents people with fuller lives. Whether at yourself in the mirror or a passing stranger, smiling elevates your confidence. Visit us in person to find out why changing lives is our forte!
Reason #3: You Can’t Afford To Not Afford Them
Our team understands how hard it can be to obtain care for ourselves and our families. Above, we mentioned that technology had provided us with more options to serve you. In addition, orthodontic remedies are more affordable now than they have been in the past. For adults, braces might be the first line of defense. As a result, they are a less expensive option.
Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour have resolved to never recommend anything a client doesn’t need. We’re happy to work with you to design a payment plan that fits your budget. Have insurance questions? No problem! We can work with your insurance company to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
Reason #4: Better Physical Health
Proper brushing and flossing contribute to oral health. But they aren’t magic. If teeth are out of alignment, brushing and flossing may not be able to resolve the problem. Misshapen teeth create nooks and crannies in which plaque festers. If left untreated, excess plaque can lead to sore or bleeding gums, pain in the jaw, and headaches.
But the physical ailments don’t stop with oral hygiene. Especially later in life, irregularly shaped teeth can complicate our ability to chew food. This means that a task as simple as eating has now become a choking hazard. And what’s worse, swallowing unchewed food can cause severe abdominal discomfort.
Types of Braces Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour Recommend
Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour will speak with you directly to determine which treatment option you need. Here are some of the possibilities you may come across.
Hold The Invisalign
What if you had braces that you could remove whenever you wanted (within Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour’s guidance, of course)? Our team uses clear, lightweight plastic aligners by Invisalign®. They offer the wearer much more comfort and convenience than conventional braces. In general, you’ll wear your aligner for 9-15 months and will use between 18 – 30 sets. We recommend keeping the aligner on for 22 hours a day.
Clear Braces Can Clear The Way
You may also hear clear braces referred to as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces. As a general rule, Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour recommend clear braces for most adults.
Metal braces are the golden oldie. This is the image most people have when they think of “braces.” They’ve earned something of a stigma over the years, but Luv Braces intends to change that. Modern metal braces have lighter wires and sleeker brackets. For you, this means less pain and irritation. Our braces are compact and comfortable. A major advantage of metal braces is that they can potentially shorten the duration of your treatment.
Lingual Braces: The Hidden Gem
Lingual braces are super special. The reason is that they are literally hidden from plain sight. These braces are designed to be applied only to the back of your teeth. Such an innovation prevents people from seeing them. So you can go about your day without fear of someone noticing your braces.
Luv Your Grown-Up Smile at Luv Braces
While Dr. Tahbaz and Dr. Rezapour are passionate about repairing teeth, their mission serves a bigger purpose. He wants to make people’s lives easier. Our team wants to remind you that braces aren’t just for young folks. Adults have smiles too, and they ought to love them.
We have access to all the orthodontic resources you need. We’re in the smile restoration industry, and we believe teeth ought to look their best, regardless of how old they are.