The idea of adult braces is intimidating, especially for professionals with established careers, and many of them want to avoid the process altogether. In an appearance on Santa Clarita, California, radio station KHTS, Los Angeles-area orthodontist Dr. Gilbert Snow said such an attitude is probably not the best idea and offered the following reasons why:

Complication prevention – The reasons for getting braces are not only aesthetic. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean, which can prevent plaque build-up. Mouths left untreated can result in severe infections and possibly tooth loss. 

Confidence booster – Your smile is the focal point of your face. Who wants to constantly cover their mouth or smile with their mouth closed? Improving your teeth can significantly improve your appearance and help your personal and professional life. 

New technologyOrthodontics has come a long way from the days of uncomfortable metal braces and headgear. Clear braces for adults are popular treatment options. They include invisible aligners, lingual braces and ceramic braces.

Short time commitment – "Patients grow at different rates and respond variously to orthodontic treatment, so the time until case completion may differ from the original estimate," Dr. Snow told the media outlet. "Interceptive or early treatment procedures may take as few as six months."

Also, depending on the type of orthodontic appliances that your teeth are fitted with, you may not even have to visit your orthodontist for treatment that frequently. 

If you have any interest in improving your smile, you have nothing to lose by visiting one of the many knowledgeable orthodontists in New York. Contact Upper Eastside Orthodontists today to schedule an appointment. 

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