Is It Ever Too Late to Get Braces?

Adulthood Is the Perfect Time to Fix Your Smile

Fixing your smile with braces isn’t just for teens. Braces are more popular than ever for adult patients. One of the reasons so many older patients are choosing braces is because there are now more types of braces available.

Today’s braces work faster, look better, and they’re more comfortable than they used to be. And many types of braces such as ClearCorrect® are barely even noticeable. With all the exciting new advances in braces, it’s never too late to have a beautiful smile for our patients in Swansea, IL

Types of Braces for Adults

  • Metal braces — Traditional metal braces are an option that can correct most orthodontic issues. Metal braces are strong and reliable. Today’s metal braces are also a lot less conspicuous than they used to be.
  • Ceramic braces — These braces are very similar to metal braces, but they’re designed to blend in better with your teeth. The brackets are tooth-colored and the wires can also be made to match your teeth.
  • ClearCorrect® — Clear aligners are a very popular option for correcting orthodontic irregularities, especially among adults. They’re practically invisible and can be removed for eating and cleaning, so they’re convenient. ClearCorrect can be used to treat most of the same issues as regular metal braces.

Braces Will Save Your Smile

Braces don’t just make your smile look better — they also enhance your oral health in the following ways:

Reduced Tooth Decay

Cleaning your teeth can be more difficult when they’re misaligned. Areas that are difficult to clean become more vulnerable to oral bacteria, leading to cavities.

Reduced Wear and Tear

Your ability to chew is impacted by poorly aligned teeth. If the force on your teeth from chewing is unevenly distributed, it results in flattened or misshapen teeth.

Jaw Pain Relief

A malocclusion occurs if your teeth aren’t properly aligned when you bite down. It can also result in jaw pain known as TMJ Disorder, which causes jaw popping, headaches, and discomfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Corner Stone Dental

4121 Old Collinsville Rd.
Swansea, IL 62226

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
8am – 5pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8am – 5pm
By appointment
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