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Many people wrongly assume that braces are only for children and teenagers. More and more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment. According to Harvard Health Publications, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 18. It is never too late to have your teeth straightened so you can have a healthier smile.

Having crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth can cause more issues than just marring the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are crowded or crooked, they are probably more difficult to brush and floss properly. This can lead to cavities, gum disease, and other issues. Chewing may be uncomfortable if you have an underbite or an overbite. Braces can correct these and other alignment problems.

There are several types of adult braces available. Some people feel uncomfortable with the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires and wish for a more cosmetic option. Clear or ceramic braces are a great, inconspicuous choice for straightening smiles. They are made from tooth-colored materials that make them less noticeable when you smile. Clear aligners are another great alternative to traditional braces. These custom aligners, which are worn over the teeth, are nearly invisible.

We welcome you to contact TinHan Orthodontics at 808-485-2444 today for more information about adult braces in Pearl City, Hawaii, and to book a consultation with Dr. Erik TinHan. Our dentist and the team look forward to helping you reach a straight, healthy smile!