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Are Braces Worth the Investment?

Posted on February 25, 2022

The price tag on braces can sometimes be a bit alarming. Although braces can be expensive, the results you will achieve by wearing them far outweigh the cost. The answer to the question of whether braces are worth the investment is yes, and here is why.

What Are the Benefits of Wearing Braces?

Braces work to proportionally space your teeth so you will see your smile gradually become more straight. Teeth alignment issues are about more than just having a pretty smile. Braces can also help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, and erosion.

According to the American Dental Association, after aesthetics, the second most common reason for braces is an overbite. An overbite is also known as an overjet. This means having protruding or misaligned teeth, which makes someone a good candidate for braces. If you need braces but do not get them, you may develop issues with chewing, speaking, and jaw misalignment. You may also eliminate problems with bad breath. When your teeth are crowded or crooked, adequately cleaning them becomes difficult. If you can’t properly clean your teeth, that bacteria can build up over time and cause more serious problems.

The Emotional Benefits of Braces

Braces can also drastically improve your self-confidence. Your smile is one of the first things people notice and orthodontic problems can make you feel less attractive. This takes a toll on the self-esteem of all ages — children, teens, and adults. But, after braces, you will experience improved oral health and increased self-esteem. If you are worried about the look of braces, consider clear aligners as an option.

Invisalign aligners allow people to reap the benefits of braces while also being able to live normally. Clear aligners do not have the risk of getting food stuck in them and they are not as noticeable while speaking. This is especially beneficial for adults who need braces.

The cost of braces is instantly justified because you are going to be reaping the benefits of having braces for the rest of your life. If you don’t get braces, you may spend countless hours and hundreds on trips to the dentist. If you have concerns about the price, speak to Dr. Zamani at Tru Smile Orthodontics today.