Feeling good about how you look is important to your self-esteem and your self-confidence. If you are self-conscious about your teeth, try to hide your smile, or are plain unhappy with it, you may be interested in some form of adult orthodontic treatments.
There are now options, even for adults, to have their teeth straightened. Dentists are available who specialize in adult orthodontics and, thereby, make the dreams of many people come true. Specifically for adults, there are braces and other orthodontic products which will help align the teeth and bring them into position, faster and with less pain and less time than the type of braces used on children and teens.
As a matter of fact, if you are an adult who is in good physical health, and good oral health, you are probably a good candidate for receiving help through adult orthodontics. You may have put off requesting the help that you should have gotten when you were growing up, believing like most people do that orthodontics are only for kids. The truth is, adults are great orthodontic patients, and have just as much chance at correcting dental problems in this way, as children and teens do.
If you have a problem with teeth alignment, crooked teeth, or an overbite, you may be able to get the correction you need by seeing a cosmetic dentist, or an orthodontist. You can make an appointment for an evaluation, and be shown what types of procedures may help you. Being nervous is normal. One thing you don't need to be nervous about, though, is being seen with braces. Some of the new braces for adults are invisible and will not be obvious, even when you smile.
Other options for adult orthodontics include taking care of the cosmetic end of your teeth with porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Your cosmetic dentist or orthodontist can help you choose the best possible option. He or she can help you achieve your goals for a beautiful smile, nicer looking teeth, and will give you the options you need to change your teeth into something you show with pride.