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Having braces installed on your teeth, has traditionally been seen as something that was only used to correct the teeth of teenagers with imperfect smiles. In recent years, more and more adults have reached out to Schouten Orthodontics’s orthodontic team, to explore their options for realigning their teeth. While for some people this is a wholly cosmetic interest, there are many adults that recognize how braces can also realign their teeth for a healthier mouth.

Sometimes the natural processes of aging can alter the alignment of your teeth. This is especially true if you’ve had one or more teeth extracted in the past. This can result in a loss of structure that causes the surrounding teeth to twist and move to fill the void created. When your teeth no longer match perfectly with the other teeth in your bite pattern it makes them much more prone to developing chips and fractures.

An overbite or under-bite that was not addressed and corrected earlier on in life can sometimes lead to other issues later in adulthood. Many adults with these types of issues can have their smile and function of their mouth adjusted by wearing tradition wire and bracket braces.

If you are interested in learning how braces can help improve the overall function and appearance of your mouth, you should call the offices of Schouten Orthodontics in Price, Utah at 435.637.0820 for a consultation. We look forward to helping you have the winning smile you’ve always wanted.