Getting braces at the Central Massachusetts Orthodontic Association is a customized, comfortable experience for each patient. Our team is knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to guide you through the teeth-straightening process, no matter your age.
With expertise in braces and Invisalign, we can meet and exceed your every need. We look forward to joining you on your journey to a new, more beautiful smile. Today, we want to discuss the advantages of getting braces as an older patient and offer some tips for navigating toward your new beautiful smile.
Re-Shape Your Confidence
No matter your age, nothing beats the glow of a confident smile. Your smile impacts your self-esteem, confidence, and how people perceive you. You deserve to feel at your best. Your smile is a visual first impression, and we believe that everyone at any age should feel good about themselves. Braces can give you a personal transformation that can leave you feeling more like yourself and leave a better first impression on everyone you meet.
So Many Treatments
Advancements in dentistry are constantly flooding the market. With the ever growing developments in the world of orthodontics, your treatment options are as varied as they’ve ever been. At Central Massachusetts Orthodontic Association, we have the latest tools and treatments to ensure your comfort as you work for a brighter smile, including
Traditional metal braces are a classic treatment option for getting a beautiful smile. Metal braces are bridged together using metal brackets and arches to help straighten your teeth over time. They are typically made of stainless steel and nickel, making the brackets very durable.
Traditional metal braces are a great way to an even better smile. Traditional metal braces are a great way to get an even better smile. They’re an effective option for treating many orthodontic issues and can close gaps. They also align the teeth relatively quickly. Remember, the treatment and care of your braces are essential. Your diet, hygiene routine, and check-ins all factor in the effectiveness of your treatment. Metal braces also help teach proper oral care.
Like metal braces, clear braces use brackets and wires to help straighten teeth. They are made of ceramic material and are also set with brackets. Clear braces are a popular choice for those who want to blend in during treatment.
The main benefit of getting clear braces is that they are easy to disguise. With the slightly smaller frame, clear braces are designed to blend in with your teeth for a more natural look.
However, it’s important to note that clear braces are more fragile than traditional metal braces. They can also discolor from things like juice or coffee between visits, so it’s important to be careful when choosing clear braces for treatment.
Clear aligners use a series of invisible aligners to help straighten your teeth. They are typically removable and are designed to fit comfortably on your teeth as they work to enhance your smile.
Clear aligners are a great option for patients who had braces when they were younger and just need a touch-up. They also work well for patients who have mild to moderate dental problems. While clear aligners are a great alternative to braces, there are a few things to note when using aligners to ensure the most effective treatment possible.
Clear aligners don’t require any metal, making them easy to apply and use during treatment. As you progress in the teeth-straightening process, the aligners will slowly shift your teeth into place. Each tray is made to slightly shift your teeth until they are perfectly aligned into a new and improved smile.
Many adults find that braces actually help improve overall health. Certain orthodontic issues, such as an overbite or underbite, must be fixed to prevent further complications or even surgery. Braces also provide many other health benefits. Common health problems such as headaches, jaw pain, digestion and sleep issues can be avoided by getting braces.
Braces can be more high maintenance, but this maintenance can encourage habits that increase overall oral cleanliness. The extra care and attention that goes into cleaning your teeth with braces lead to an overall healthier, cleaner mouth. Straighter teeth can also make cleaning easier, with less room for plaque and bacteria to grow inside. This decreases your risk of cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. It can also give you more access to your gum line, which makes flossing much easier.
Getting braces as an adult can be cost-efficient in terms of both treatment and maintenance. All the expensive dentist visits that keep your smile in shape can be decreased with the benefits of braces. They also help prevent problems that could come up if misaligned teeth aren’t addressed.
Braces can help you fight cavities, reduce your risk of gum disease, avoid expensive dental procedures like tooth extractions, and leave no room for the chance of prosthetics in the future. Specific orthodontic issues like jaw misalignment can wear down your teeth, which can leave your teeth chipped, cracked, or even gone altogether, which can be costly for you in the long run.
Adult braces can help you avoid these pricey problems. On top of that, braces deal with these problems directly, so you don’t have to see specialists who will treat symptoms of problems rather than the source. All this helps you save time, money, and hassle by tackling the root of problems before they can arise. The result is a better long-term smile for a lower price.
Discover Your New Smile With Us
At The Central Massachusetts Orthodontic Association, our team of dedicated professionals is trained to ensure you get the best treatment. Whether you’re just starting out on your braces journey or fixing up some minor issues, we’re here to help you find your best smile. Please call us if you or someone you know is considering orthodontic treatment. Our offices in Worcester, Spencer, and Auburn are ready to help you and your family reach your smile goals.