Adult Braces

Braces are not just for kids anymore.  Whether you’re 6 or 60, your appearance is an important part of your life.  If your teeth are crooked or your profile is uneven, you may feel self-conscious about your looks.  Orthodontic treatment can improve your smile and your self-confidence!

Orthodontic treatment may have many benefits, such as:

  • Improving your health by correcting bad bites, crooked teeth, and some abnormalities of the jaw.  It’s easier to keep teeth and gums clean and prevent tooth decay and gun disease when your teeth are straight.
  • Making chewing more comfortable.  You may be less likely to eat nutritious foods if chewing is difficult or painful.  A bad bite can also cause stress in the chewing muscles, which may cause pain or problems with the jaw joints.
  • Reducing the risk of damaged teeth.  Protruding, misaligned teeth are more easily chipped or fractured.

Many braces are less noticeable and more comfortable than those of the past.  Brackets, the part of the braces that holds the wires, can be metal, clear, or tooth colored and are often used instead of large metal bands.  Wire used today are also less noticeable and more comfortable than ever before.  You also have the option of discreet clear orthodontic aligners.

If you would like more information regarding braces, please contact our office at 763-544-2213 to set up a no-charge consultation visit with Dr. Basile.  Remember, it’s never too late to improve your smile!!

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