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Many people believe that braces are only for children and teenagers. This is incorrect. More and more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment. According to Harvard Health Publications, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. It is never too late to have your teeth straightened so you can have a healthier, more attractive smile.

Having crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth can cause more issues than just marring the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are crowded or crooked, they are likely more difficult to clean and floss properly. This can lead to issues like gum disease, cavities, and other issues. Chewing may be uncomfortable if you have an underbite or an overbite. Braces can correct these and other alignment issues, and help you reach the smile you’ve always wanted.

There are several options available with adult braces. Some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires and wish for a more cosmetic option. Clear or ceramic braces are a great, inconspicuous choice for straightening smiles. They are made from tooth-colored materials that make them less noticeable when you smile. Clear aligners are another popular option. These custom aligners, which are worn over the teeth, are nearly invisible. They are also removable, so you can eat and brush and floss like normal.

We welcome you to contact Schouten Orthodontics at 801.806.0334 today to learn more about adult braces in Springville, Utah, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. John R. Schouten. Our orthodontist and team look forward to helping you reach a straight, healthy smile!