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Straightening Teeth is Good for Grownups!

December 30, 2016 By Dr. Rick Leppo

blog06Granted, it's usually the kids and teenagers that you see in braces.

But even if your teen years are well behind you, your smile could still stand to benefit from some tooth realignment help with your dentist or orthodontist.

It’s Never Too Late!

While it is effective for kids to have braces simply because it's easier to correct problems in their early stages, kids also tend to have more freedom and a long future ahead of them.

This doesn't mean that it's impossible to move adult teeth, however. You simply need to be committed to results and ready to take on the responsibility.

If you're one of those kids who never got the chance to try out braces, then now could be your opportunity.

What Benefits are There for Adults?

So the kids get their lovely straight smile to take with them to college. What's the use of you straightening your teeth this late in the game?

Straighter teeth, at any age, can:

  • Lower your cavity risk
  • Avoid the onset of gum disease
  • Improve your bite
  • Take stress off your TMJ
  • Help you chew better and speak clearly
  • Boost your self-confidence

What's not to like about any of those perks?

Get Adult Braces in Columbia, IL

Dr. Leppo can offer you a teeth-straightening system that gets you results quickly and discreetly. While metal braces are best for complicated cases, you may find that a process like Invisalign or Six Month Smiles is perfectly suited to your needs.

Curious to find out whether one of these treatments can make a big difference in your smile? Contact Columbia Dental Center today to schedule your consultation.

Posted on behalf of Columbia Dental Center

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