Benefits of Adult Orthodontics
Many adults decide against or postpone orthodontics for themselves. They are either prioritizing it for their children or deciding that the procedure is not worth it for them.
However, there are many good reasons why adults should consider getting orthodontics, including:
- Better health
- Better confidence
- Better odds of getting a job
- Higher salary offers
- More romantic options
One of the biggest misconceptions about orthodontics is that it’s just for your appearance. However, straightening your teeth can have many health benefits. For example, some studies show that you might be able to reduce your gum disease risk by nearly 50%. That’s because your teeth are easier to clean so there’s less plaque accumulating near your gums. Sometimes, orthodontics can help improve your bite, which can help with TMJ-related symptoms like headaches, neck pain, jaw pain, and more.
Perhaps the most common thing we hear from our orthodontics patients is that they feel more confident in their smiles and in themselves after the procedure. This confidence not only helps people enjoy a better quality of life because they feel better about themselves, but it also spills over into other areas of their lives.
Of course, confidence can be a major strength when you go to job interviews, but hiring managers have also said that they are more likely to hire someone with a straight smile–and more likely to offer them a higher salary.
Confidence can also help improve your romantic options. Surveys have shown that both men and women value a smile when considering romantic partners. Whether you’ve been dating for a long time or are just considering re-entering the field, adult orthodontics can give you the confidence you need to be successful.