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Fill in the blank: You’re never too old for ________. At Piskai Orthodontics, our answer is: a straighter, healthier smile!

Maybe you’ve been pondering the idea of getting adult orthodontics but there’s this nagging question in your mind: “Am I too old for braces?” Well, your board-certified, Voorhees, NJ, orthodontist, Dr. Piskai, is here to tell you it’s never too late to flash a smile you’re proud of! Whether you’re interested in braces or Invisalign® for adults, you’ll find the benefits of orthodontics for adults are too good to ignore.

Here are six reasons to consider adult orthodontic treatment options:

1. Hello Confidence, Goodbye Self-Consciousness!

Do you cover your mouth when you laugh? Or notice in your Instagram selfies you always smile with closed lips? Getting braces or Invisalign can change all that. When your teeth and bite are aligned, you can’t help but feel more confident and show the world your smile. And with good reason: the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics found that people with ideal smiles were perceived as more intelligent and have a better chance of finding a job. In another study, subjects rated people with straight teeth as more successful, wealthier, happier, healthier, smarter, and more likely to get a date. Adult orthodontics can help open doors professionally and personally.

2. A Healthier Mouth

Crooked teeth can increase your risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. How? Because it’s harder to keep misaligned teeth free from plaque — tight spaces between teeth make flossing and brushing less effective; gaps offer more places for bacteria to sit and encourage teeth to shift into misalignment. As we age, we’re also more prone to cavities, gum disease, and other oral health concerns, so aligning your teeth with braces or Invisalign as an adult can help turn back the clock on your smile.

3. Long-Term Savings

Another benefit of orthodontic treatment? Long-term savings. By correcting misalignment issues with braces or Invisalign, you can potentially avoid the expense of dental work that’s common to older adults such as crowns, dental implants, bridges, or dentures. Not to mention the time these dental restorations take from work, family time, and hobbies.

4. Say Goodbye to Discomfort

Misaligned teeth or a bad bite like an overbite can be a literal pain, inhibiting your quality of life by causing:

  • Discomfort while eating and chewing
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain
  • TMJ disorder

Crooked teeth can also contribute to chronic teeth grinding or clenching (bruxism), which is sometimes a subconscious attempt at fitting your teeth together properly. Braces or Invisalign to correct a bite in your adult years can help with long-term pain relief… and no one’s ever too old for that!

5. Modern Options Galore: Braces or Invisalign

Remember when you were a teen and your friends sported big, clunky metal braces? Understandable, since those were pretty much the only option back then! Well, Dr. Piskai can safely say those days are long gone and getting adult orthodontics now means you’ve got perfect timing!

Today’s discreet and minimal yet effective appliance options are great for adult patients. At Piskai Orthodontics, we offer the most custom braces available — LightForce braces — as well as leading clear aligner system, Invisalign. And you know you’re in expert hands — Dr. Piskai is an Invisalign expert with a 2023 Platinum Invisalign Provider designation.

With modern technological advancements, getting straight teeth is faster, more comfortable, and more efficient than ever. From cutting-edge materials to the 3D imaging and digital processes and technology we use at our Voorhees, NJ, office, getting a stunning smile as an adult is definitely not the same experience as in the past.

6. Boosting Overall Health with Orthodontics

Still not convinced? Still asking yourself, “Am I too old for braces?” If so, let’s talk about how adult orthodontics is a step toward better overall health:

Staying Heart Healthy
Fact: gum disease is linked to heart problems. Research has shown that oral bacteria can travel into the bloodstream and contribute to inflammation in the heart vessels and infection in the heart valves, increasing susceptibility to heart disease and stroke. As we shared in Point #1, adult orthodontics makes effective oral hygiene easier, so you’re maintaining a sparkle to your smile and helping your heart.

Supporting Brain Health
A recent study showed that participants who had poor oral health also had MRI brain imaging showing the brain degeneration that can lead to dementia. In other words, bacteria from gum disease may enter the brain through either nerve channels in the head or the bloodstream, potentially leading to the development of Alzheimer’s. As we’ve said, getting orthodontics as an adult is key for keeping oral health issues like cavities and gum disease at bay.

Your South Jersey Orthodontist for Getting Braces Or Invisalign as An Adult

Bottom line, the benefits of getting orthodontic treatment as an adult are pretty compelling. As your South Jersey orthodontist serving Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Haddon Heights, and Somerdale, Dr. Piskai is happy to chat with you at a free initial consultation. We’ll answer all your questions about adult orthodontics.

Schedule an appointment at our Voorhees, NJ office and start your life-changing journey with braces or Invisalign for adults.