There are those adults that think that braces are just not for them. There some that plead that they are too old. Why are they too old? Well, half of them will say that it is no use at their age. The other half will tell you that it is because braces are for teens, not adults. This is wrong on both accounts. Braces are great for both adults and teens. The reasons for why each age group can benefit from braces and orthodontics are somewhat different except for the single reason of dental health. You are never too old for dental health. And orthodontics has come an awfully long way. Now, there are invisalign braces that are unable to be seen except for those that are particularly observant. While in the past these invisalign braces used to only be for adults, now they are also safe for teens. So now braces are for both adults and teens, and invisalign braces are for both teens and adults.
For teens, they can be a way of blending in. Personally, I do not think that one’s looks is something so important to bend over backwards for. But if it is six one way and half a dozen the other, why not opt for the form of braces that make you feel good about the way that you look. If that is the brackets and wires version, go for it. If that is the transparent braces, that works too. But there may be other reasons for a teen going with invisalign braces. They generally make your mouth feel a little nicer because they do not have the brackets and wires. But this could be particularly important for active teens. Whether it is dance, sports, or acting, if a teen is physically active, it can be nice to have a braces option that is less injury prone. I remember wearing my braces during tennis. If I ever got fit in the mouth from a wayward ball coming from a different mouth, that was instantly a mouth injury because of the brackets. This would not have happened with invisalign.
They are also great for adults. I think that a working adult in an office would be particularly appreciative of these braces. You might think back to middle school and the attendant insecurities and suppose that teens would be more self-conscious about the look of braces, but adults in the professional world may find them to be equally embarrassing. This could be the case if your job requires you to do some public speaking. Clarity and articulation are impeded by those brackets and wire models of braces. Invisalign will clear that right up. They look a lot like thin mouth guards, so they do not take up much room in your mouth. And something for both teens and adults, you can eat whatever you want with these braces. And being able to indulge in your favorite snacks is something that you will never grow out of.