As a parent, you have a lot on your plate at any given moment. It can be easy to overlook the importance of taking care of yourself, particularly when it comes to the idea of straightening your teeth. But there’s never a bad time to improve your smile by getting orthodontic treatment. Here are the best braces for parents.
Traditional Silver Braces for Parents
Yes, the traditional silver braces you may have dreaded getting back in middle school or high school are still a great option for getting straight teeth. Luckily for you, braces aren’t what they were in decades past. Modern braces are sleeker, more comfortable, and more subtle than they’ve ever been.
Plus, braces are still the most effective form of orthodontic treatment for the widest range of orthodontic issues. And while you may not be concerned about the cosmetic reasons for getting braces, there are plenty of ways you will benefit from completing orthodontic treatment otherwise. You’ll set yourself up for fewer cavities, less jaw pain, and overall improved bite comfort when your teeth are straight, making it well worth it to complete orthodontic treatment.
And even if your main motivating factor for wanting braces is getting a better-looking smile, you deserve to have the smile you’ve always wanted!
Other Colors of Braces
Not too keen on the silver color for your braces? Not a problem. There are other types of braces you can consider that will provide a different look. One great option is gold braces. This fun and classy color is a great way to spruce up your smile while you finish your treatment. Rather than feeling self-conscious and trying to hide your teeth while you’re in orthodontic treatment, you’ll be excited to show off your shiny smile as soon as you get them put on.
Another great option is ceramic braces. These braces are made with clear brackets rather than metal brackets. As a result, the braces are harder to spot from far away and have a subtle look up close. They can fix the same tough issues as silver braces, making them a great option if your adult smile needs some substantial work.
Invisalign for Adults
One reason you may not have gone through with orthodontic treatment as a teen is that you were hoping you could do Invisalign instead and didn’t qualify for the treatment. Thankfully, the treatment has advanced and more patients are able to get straight teeth using Invisalign, particularly with the use of Invisalign attachments.
The Invisalign Clear Aligner System is great since you don’t have to switch up your diet or worry about how your smile looks while you complete orthodontic treatment. If you want to straighten your teeth after experiencing some regression or you simply don’t have serious crowding, you could also complete shorter treatments, like Invisalign Lite.
It’s time you got the smile you’ve always wanted by starting orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign. Contact Smith Orthodontics today to schedule a free consultation!