4 Reasons to Get Adult Braces

At Grubaugh Orthodontics, we like to say that we make smiles happen. But that isn’t just a catchy axiom. We believe that everyone who comes through the doors of our Dewitt and Lansing offices deserves something to smile about. And that includes adults! Yes, kids love to laugh, play, and smile. But they are not the only ones. We’re here to convince you with 4 great reasons to get adult braces at Grubaugh Orthodontics. 

4 Reasons Why Adult Braces Win

Reason #1: The Connection Between Dental Health and Mental Health

Still not convinced that orthodontic intervention is right for you? Dr. Grubaugh’s standard for our Dewitt and Lansing offices is that we intend to improve lives. And that means much more than rearranging teeth. Adult braces can decrease anxiety and depression and boost overall mental health. Furthermore, if you like your smile, you’ll want to show it off. Smiling makes your brain pump out neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters influence your motivation and sense of well-being. And guess what? People who feel good about themselves smile more! Our teams want to help you tap into this kind of healthy feedback loop. 

Reason #2: Greater Self-Confidence

An improved smile doesn’t just alter how you look. It can change how you feel about yourself. Adult braces can influence how you perceive your own face. The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that nearly 2 million adults receive orthodontic treatment. At our Lansing and Dewitt locations, many patients are over the age of 18. 

But our teams in Dewitt and Lansing want our clients to think beyond numbers. That figure represents people with fuller lives. Whether at yourself in the mirror or a passing stranger, smiling elevates your confidence. Visit us in person to find out why changing lives is our forte! 

Reason #3: Braces For The Budget-Conscious

Our team understands how hard it can be to obtain care for ourselves and our families. Above, we mentioned that technology had provided us with more options to serve you. In addition, orthodontic remedies are more affordable now than they have been in the past. For adults, braces might be the first line of defense. As a result, they are a less expensive option. 

Dr. Grubaugh has resolved to never recommend anything a client doesn’t need. We’re happy to work with you to design a payment plan that fits your budget. Have insurance questions? No problem! We can work with your insurance company to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Reason #4: Better Physical Health

Proper brushing and flossing contribute to oral health. But they aren’t magic. If teeth are out of alignment, brushing and flossing may not be able to resolve the problem. Misshapen teeth create nooks and crannies in which plaque festers. If left untreated, excess plaque can lead to sore or bleeding gums, pain in the jaw, and headaches. 

But the physical ailments don’t stop with oral hygiene. Especially later in life, irregularly shaped teeth can complicate our ability to chew food. This means that a task as simple as eating has now become a choking hazard. And what’s worse, swallowing unchewed food can cause severe abdominal discomfort. 

4 Reasons to Get Adult BracesTypes of Braces Dr. Grubaugh Recommends

Dr. Grubaugh will speak with you directly to determine which treatment option you need. Here are some of the possibilities you may come across. 

Consider Invisalign

What if you had braces that you could remove whenever you wanted (within Dr. Grubaugh’s guidance, of course)? Our team uses clear, lightweight plastic aligners by Invisalign®. They offer the wearer much more comfort and convenience than conventional braces. In general, you’ll wear your aligner for 9-15 months and will use between 18 – 30 sets. We recommend keeping the aligner on for 22 hours a day. 

Clear Braces Work Too!

You may also hear clear braces referred to as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces. As a general rule, Dr. Grubaugh recommends clear braces for most adults. 

Insignia Custom Braces

You might buy a lightbulb or a bottle of detergent off the shelf. But for braces, you need something specific to you. Enter Insignia – a 3-D digital imaging system that allows Dr. Grubaugh to customize your braces. Each set will be unique for the patient. You can rest assured that your braces are designed especially for you. 

Damon System Braces

When talking about Damon System braces, Dr. Grubaugh might say they are “self-ligating.” The self-ligating feature means that each bracket is equipped with a door to hold the wire. Why should that matter to you? It means decreased friction and discomfort in the teeth. 

4 Reasons to Get Adult BracesGet To Grubaugh Orthodontics For Adult Braces

While Dr. Grubaugh is passionate about repairing teeth, his mission serves a bigger purpose. He wants to make people’s lives easier. Our team wants to remind you that braces aren’t just for young folks. Adults have smiles too, and they ought to love them. 

We have access to all the orthodontic resources you need. We’re in the smile restoration industry, and we believe teeth ought to look their best, regardless of how old they are. Not only do we make smiles happen – you do too. If you’re an adult, you can smile. Not only that, you can be proud of your smile. Dr. Grubaugh desires that for you. And you deserve it. Still have questions? Book a free consultation now. Not sure about being seen face-to-face? We offer virtual consults too.