Pros and cons of orthodontics in adults

In a globalized world like today, it is increasingly common to see adults who proudly wear the famous “brackets” with such improving the physical or visual state of their mouth and teeth.

But, what advantages does it bring me to orthodontics at 30 or 40 years?

Although the results with the use of “brackets” are much faster in the more tender ages, very good performances can also be obtained in the dentures of people already grown.

Remember that a healthy denture influences a correct oral health, and that translates into a reduction in the number of visits to dentists for various pains such as problems with wisdom teeth or crowding of teeth.

In fact, the physical benefits that can be obtained with the use of orthodontics in adult ages are practically the same as during childhood or adolescence.

We must also consider the important investment that is needed to sign up for the bracket fashion, which is usually easier for a person who already works than for a child.

So, are there no disadvantages if I want to put orthodontics with 30 years?

Yes, unfortunately to this day there are still some insurmountable cons at these ages.

An adult has already finished his growth process, his teeth have not moved for years and as such he will feel more pain in the process than he would feel with 10 years. If we force the teeth to move after so many years in the same place, we cannot expect them to do so without making noise.

However, the pain is bearable and in most cases will be limited to specific ailments, such as when periodically adjusting the brackets.

Another drawback that tends to worry people more is the visual effect that orthodontics will have when smiling or talking with someone, a fact that does not usually affect the patients’ day to day but that in certain jobs can become a conditioning factor.