It’s never too late to get the smile of your dreams.

In the not-too-distant past, most people thought orthodontic treatment was only for children or teens. Not anymore!

These days, adults are seeking orthodontic treatment for a wide range of reasons. Some want to correct their bites. Some have seen their teeth shift over the years. Others do it to alleviate chronic facial discomfort.

All wind up with the smiles they’ve dreamed about.

If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wondered whether you should explore orthodontic treatment to achieve the smile of your dreams, this article is for you.

Here’s a look at five reasons for considering orthodontic treatment as an adult:

1) Teeth Move

Your teeth can shift at any age. Sometimes they move due to an injury. Sometimes a health condition causes them to shift. Other times it’s just a natural part of the aging process.

Even if you had straight teeth as a child—or had braces to straighten your teeth—you could benefit from orthodontic treatment to keep everything properly aligned.

2) Braces Can Help You Avoid Pain

If your teeth are misaligned, you might have a higher risk of plaque building up between your teeth, which can lead to periodontal or gum disease. Misaligned teeth are also associated with tooth decay, bone loss, irregular wear of enamel, and chronic facial and jaw discomfort. Braces can help you avoid pain and keep your teeth healthy.

So, braces and other orthodontic treatments can help you avoid pain—but not only facial pain. An improper bite can cause you to chew your food improperly, which can lead to gastrointestinal issues. It can also cause headaches and ear pain.

3) These Aren’t Your Parents’ Braces

Remember when braces were synonymous with discomfort? Those days are gone. Thanks to advances in technology, today’s braces are more comfortable and much less noticeable than the braces your parents and middle school classmates wore.

4) Your Insurance Might Cover Them

It’s true: Many medical and dental insurance plans will cover part of the cost of orthodontic treatment. Getting the smile of your dreams has never been more affordable!

In addition to insurance, many orthodontic offices offer financing options to accommodate your financial needs.

5) You Deserve It!

Your smile is your calling card; it’s one of the first things people notice about you. When you feel good enough about your smile to share it willingly and freely with the people you meet, you’re more approachable, friendlier, and more confident. Those are all benefits of a beautiful smile.

If you are ready to join the thousands of adults across the country who have used orthodontic treatment to achieve the smiles of their dreams, connect with Carlyle Orthodontics today to discuss your options.

You—and your smile—will be glad you did!