Being fitted with braces as an adult may seem like a huge life change, but it doesn’t have to be. According to recent statistics, more than one million adults are currently fitted with braces, some fixing issues from their childhood, while others are simply enhancing a less than perfect smile. No matter the reason why you choose to be fitted with braces, it’s important that the reason is yours alone, benefiting both your overall health and wellness.
Getting Adult Braces
What are some changes adult braces patients should expect when they are fitted?
For some patients, after being fitted with braces, they experience a small amount of weight loss. This can be attributed to the initial sensitivity of the teeth. Chewing some foods may become more difficult, and some eating routines may need to be changed for now, especially when it comes to sticky or tough food.
Patients can take this as not a major life change, but instead, a means through which they can start eating healthier and keeping track of what is put into the body.
Another change adults can expect, really isn’t a typical change, but still makes the list. For some, choosing to undergo orthodontic health can be frightening due to horror stories from friends and family. Push these aside and set up a consultation with a reputable orthodontist. Often, with the right type, care, and expertise, minimal pain is felt.
Another change that will often occur is breaking a patterned habit. Some adults are fitted with braces to correct an issue that occurs due to a habit like nail biting, unnatural tongue movements or chewing on hard materials. Eliminating this from every day life is essential for proper care.
Finally, the way you feel about yourself with likely change. With straight, beautiful teeth, you won’t think twice about showing off your smile.