Only a few years ago, a vast majority of people would have believed that braces are just for children and teenagers, but this perception has changed dramatically. Many adults are visiting their orthodontist to help them achieve the perfect smile to feel more confident in their appearance, but braces aren’t just about straightening your teeth.
One of the biggest benefits of teeth straightening treatment for adults is that straighter teeth can help to take years off your appearance. As we get older, many of us become more and more concerned with appearing youthful and our teeth can be a real tell-tale sign of our age. By straightening your teeth, braces of all kinds can help to improve the shape and structure of your face as a whole. It’s therefore no surprise that many adults that missed the chance to or avoided getting braces when they were younger, are now jumping at the chance to straighten their smile.
How teeth straightening affects our face
The shape of our face is affected by our facial tissues as well as the structure of our bones. As we grow older, the skin loses some of its elasticity and the teeth commonly start to sink in towards the tongue. As a result of this, the teeth can begin to cross over and appear crooked and irregular. This reduces the support in our cheeks and lips and leaves them appearing sunken.
Straighter teeth may look great, but they also lift the mouth upwards, leaving the skin looking much younger and firmer. The eyes open wider and the skin around the mouth looks much tauter, rather than sunken as can be the case with crooked teeth. Newly aligned teeth can help to eliminate some of the lines around the mouth and nose that are commonly associated with age.
Discreet teeth straightening
If you are put off the idea of teeth straightening treatments as you are worried about drawing attention to your teeth, there are a number of discreet braces that can provide great results. Invisalign clear aligners are made from transparent, wafer thin medical grade plastic. They are almost invisible and can be removed to eat. As a result, Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth straightening treatments available today.
Lingual braces are probably the most discreet form of braces. Like traditional braces, they use a series of brackets and a metal wire, however, they are fixed to the back of the teeth. As a result, they are highly unlikely to be seen by anyone other than your dentist or orthodontist. Lingual braces can be used to treat some more extreme alignment issues than Invisalign.
Teeth straightening for you
If you are worried that your teeth could be ageing you, rather than resorting to invasive cosmetic work, you could achieve a huge difference through teeth straightening treatment. To book a consultation, you can call us on 0161 622 0987 and we will be happy to help find the best treatment to suit you.