The Benefits of Adult Braces

Adult Braces have many benefitsDespite the perception that braces are for kids—as we noted in a previous post—more and more adults are opting for braces. Any number of factors—like finances or location—may have limited some patients’ access to them in the past; but now, adults are disproving old stereotypes in droves and enjoying the many benefits of braces.

Here are some of the benefits of braces that might be promoting more adults to opt for braces.


This is probably one of the major draws for adults considering braces. A perfect smile has the benefit of added confidence for any individual. It can even influence others’ perceptions of you in a professional environment. In some instances—as noted in a survey by Kelton Research—good teeth and a great smile denotes success as well as intelligence.

Improved Technology

The technology orthodontists use to straighten teeth has evolved rapidly over the last few decades, and many types of braces, cosmetically friendly and almost “invisible,” are available to those that might still have hang-ups regarding the idea of traditional braces.

Incognito — these 100% customized orthodontic braces are attached to the back of teeth making them almost unseen to the casual observer

Invisalign — computer-generated and removable clear plastic aligners fit over the wearer’s teeth.

And even metal braces now come in different materials (like clear ceramic) and are generally smaller than the older versions. Additionally, they aren’t as uncomfortable for wearers and can help lead to shorter treatment times, too.


Straightening misaligned teeth and correcting the various types of incorrect bites, like and overbite or cross-bite, can do wonders for the overall health of your mouth.Cleaning between teeth is made easier and it can also reduce the chance of increased plaque buildup. Cleaner teeth and healthier gums mean there is less risk of periodontal disease.

Additionally some types of malocclusions can lead to gastrointestinal issues because food is not properly chewed.

Orthodontic Associates offers a full range of services for adults, teens and children at any of our 8 convenient orthodontic offices in Baltimore. Affordable, with financing options available, our numerous options and types of braces help to make your experience as pleasant as possible. As always, we look forward to making you smile.


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