Written By Emma Sturgis / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Far too many adults persist in the stubborn belief that braces are for adolescents. In reality, there are plenty of reasons why orthodontic care can be beneficial long after you’ve left your teenage years behind you. As the social stigma attached to braces thankfully disappears, more and more adults will be outfitted for braces in the coming years. Here are the top four reasons why.
Benefit from braces as an adult by Increasing Career Opportunities
In a perfect world, appearances would count for little in the workplace. Unfortunately, this is far from a perfect world. A disfigured or mangled smile might make it harder to make a good impression on others, thereby limiting career opportunities.
Once braces have straightened out your smile, you’ll have the confidence to take on new challenges. You’ll likely notice a change to your interpersonal relations, and will soon see more opportunities coming your way.
Benefit from braces as an adult by Boosting Your Dating Life and Romantic Prospects
It’s no secret that crooked teeth can make life on the singles market considerably harder. For one thing, your imperfect smile might discourage potential partners. Even worse is the negative effect your teeth will have on your self-confidence.
Dating is all about believing in yourself. If you’re constantly worried about your teeth - or even worse refusing to smile altogether - you won’t be able to project the steady self-assurance that would make you a much more attractive mate. Once braces have straightened out your teeth, you can attack the dating scene with renewed vigor and better prospects.
Benefit from braces as an adult by Eliminating Jaw Pain
Many adults suffer from chronic pain in the temporomandibular joint. Orthodontics is one of the best ways to treat this pesky problem. If you’re tired of feeling pain every time you speak or chew, consider asking about braces. Orthodontic care could be the simple fix to this persistent problem.
Benefit from braces as an adult by avoiding shifting teeth
Even if you had braces as a child, you could still benefit from having them again. Let’s be honest, very few people religiously use a retainer into adulthood. If you’ve ditched your hardware and had your teeth shift as a result, it might be time to consider using braces once again. The treatment might be shorter than it was before, and now you’ll know to take the orthodontist's orders seriously.
There's no shame in getting braces as an adult. With so much to gain and so little to lose, it's no wonder so many people are consulting with orthodontists.
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Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, Mass. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
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