There is no denying that smiling is the most natural face lift out there. Forget invasive procedures, needles and scalpels, if you can find a reason to smile you can quickly knock years off your appearance. Unfortunately, because of insecurity about our teeth, many people avoid smiling and frequently as they could. If this sounds like you, you might be surprised to learn that adult braces could be the answer. Sure, they might draw attention to a feature you dislike for a short time, but after they have been removed you will be left with more reasons to smile than ever before. Here are the top reasons you should consider adult braces in 2017...

Adult braces don’t just treat misaligned teeth

The health of your teeth and jaw can have an impact on anything from your gastrointestinal health to the quality of your sleep. If you can’t chew your food properly because of jaw problems than this can lead to acid reflux, which in turn can cause further damage to your teeth. By fixing alignment problems using braces, you can avoid many of these common and pervasive health problems.

The dentist really isn’t that scary anymore

Dentists used to have a reputation for being quite scary, but they really are working hard to rid themselves of this stereotype. Even the most nervous patient can be put at ease by the right dentist. If you’re worried about treatments hurting, then you can always ask your dentist to work slowly or talk you through the procedure so the sounds and sensations don’t feel quite so terrifying.

Braces have changed a lot

If adult braces conjure up images of mouths full or metal and taunting in the school yard, you’re not alone. Thankfully, braces have come a long way since the traditional cumbersome fixed braces with elastic bands to content with. Nowadays, you can find invisible braces, white braces, coloured braces and even lingual braces that hide behind your teeth.

There are many ways to fix your smile

If you have a large gap in your smile from a missing tooth, the chances of being able to fix this with braces is slim, but there are other options. Denture implants are a revolutionary treatment that are set to replace crowns and bridges, and they’re not just for older people hoping to avoid dentures! If you’ve lost a tooth towards the back of your mouth, dental implants can give you back your confidence and help you to smile without fear.