4 Reasons to Get Adult Braces

Here at Decatur Orthodontics, we’re the Midtown/Intown orthodontic practice to be at! 

Now that that’s settled, let’s get to it – adult braces. You’ve been thinking about them. 

You’ve been watching your smile, and you think maybe there’s some room for improvement. 

Maybe you wake up with headaches, and you’ve heard that tooth alignment issues can lead to grinding your teeth at night. (spoiler alert: it totally can) 

Whatever the reason, somehow, you’ve found yourself wondering whether it isn’t time to bite the bullet. (Metaphorically, that is. Please don’t. That would be seriously bad for your teeth!)

Good news! Decatur Orthodontics is your friendly neighborhood smile factory, and we’re here to tell you there are tons of great reasons to take the plunge! Let’s talk about a few of them. 

Increased Self-Confidence

Who doesn’t want to love what they see in the mirror? Adult orthodontic treatment is more popular than you may think, with one out of about every five patients over eighteen, according to the American Association of Orthodontists

And why is that? Well, one super great reason to get adult corrective treatment is that there’s never been a better time to tweak your smile! Modern-day braces are nothing like you might remember. They’ve got stronger, more lightweight material, fewer cumbersome additive parts, and less discomfort! Here at Decatur Orthodontics, we offer Lightforce Custom 3D printed brackets. They’re practically invisible and as unique as your fingerprint.

Studies clearly show the correlation between a positive self-image and happiness outcomes along numerous metrics, from romantic to financial. Crazy to think what a difference a smile can make! 

Better Treatments, Faster. 

Not only are braces better than ever, but with amazing new innovations like Brava™  Hidden Braces, Dr. Francis can get you smiling quicker than ever!

Unlike traditional brackets, the Brava system employs independent movers customized to your treatment goals on the back of the teeth.

This means that not only are they completely hidden, but also that the increased degree of control allows for more efficient use of your time!

Be sure and ask Dr. Francis about Brava™ and what their cutting-edge tech can do for you during your appointment! The system treats cases ranging from mild to complex malocclusion, so there’s nothing stopping you from experiencing the next wave of corrective care.

Not only that, but in our dedication to implementing the latest in best practices and cutting-edge orthodontic tech, we proudly offer Grin™ remote monitoring to our patients. This allows you to meet with Dr. Francis remotely for certain issues, leading to fewer office visits for you and a clearer picture of how your treatment is shaping up day-to-day! What’s not to love?

Better Oral Health.

We don’t just get braces to look better! The little nooks and crannies caused by crooked teeth are a perfect place for all sorts of little nasties to brew! It turns out that no matter how well you brush and floss, if your teeth are poorly aligned, there is an increased risk of gum disease like periodontitis. 

Once you’ve begun a course of treatment with Dr. Francis and the team, you’ll experience a complete clean regarding your dental hygiene. Your gums will thank you! 

Avoid Jawbone Erosion and TMJ 

Speaking of gums, it turns out that the domino effect set off by improperly aligned teeth can lead to gum loss, which can lead to a phenomenon called jawbone erosion! Eek! 

It’s just as bad as it sounds. As the bone of the jaw is weakened, this can lead to adverse outcomes such as bruxism (grinding of teeth). As the situation deteriorates, you may develop a temporomandibular disorder, more commonly known as TMJ. 

This can make chewing difficult and lead to jaw pain and annoying clicking. Take it from us – it’s not worth it. 

4 Reasons to Get Adult BracesDon’t Wait; Pick a Date! 

At Decatur Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to developing proactive relationships based on trust and excellent service with the members of our community. 

And that’s what you are to Dr. Oral Francis. Not just a client. Dr. Francis chose to raise his children here in Decatur right alongside you because he knows that it’s more than just a place – it’s home! And when you make a home, you want to do right by the people in it. 

We do right by our people by delivering the highest quality orthodontic service possible, which starts with your free consultation! So come on by; that smile isn’t going to fix itself!