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Many patients feel discouraged about getting braces as adults, but it can actually be a wonderful experience! We offer four reasons why getting braces during adulthood can enhance your smile and your life:

1. Every smile matters. The characteristic that people typically notice first is your smile, which is why the look of your smile matters. We want you to enjoy a smile you love, and braces may be the way to make this happen!

2. Even healthy teeth can shift at any age. Teeth move even during adulthood, changing your bite even if you don’t notice. This means that a crooked smile becomes more crooked and can alter your appearance as time goes by if not corrected with braces.

3. Misaligned teeth can result in significant dental problems. Crooked teeth make it hard to clean away bacteria and plaque, which can result in tooth decay and gum disease if not removed from your smile regularly.

4. Modern braces are less expensive and less noticeable, and much higher quality. Today, you have many options for orthodontic treatment, including ceramic braces, lingual braces, Invisalign®, and ClearCorrect®. These treatments are very aesthetic and discreet, offering convenient and aesthetic treatment.

It’s normal and even encouraged to receive braces as an adult if you did not have the opportunity to do so as a teen. Contact Jergensen & Waddoups Orthodontics at 951-252-6596 today if you would like to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Tal Jergensen, to discuss your options for adult braces in Hemet, California.