Samuel talks about adult braces
When I was in middle school, I didn’t want anything to do with braces. But as I grew a little bit older, I noticed that my teeth started bothering me more. I had some crooked teeth, some teeth that were kind of misshapen. I didn’t like the way they looked, and I never smiled for any pictures. Family members asked “why don’t you smile?” But I just never felt comfortable. I would see group shots and I would be the only one in the group not smiling.
At a conference, I saw that a friend of mine had braces as an adult. There’s always kind of a stigma that goes with adults that have braces. But they were clear brackets with white wires, they were barely noticeable.
When I came to Dr. Neal Patel to get them on, I was as nervous as anybody could be. I reverted back to horror stories about braces that I remembered as a kid.
But as soon as I came in here, everybody was very kind and very understanding. I felt like the whole process was a team effort to achieve my goals in fixing my smile.
Dr. Neal Patel can help you
Many adults share the same fears as Samuel. Braces can be uncomfortable, difficult to clean and publicly distracting. However, adult braces don’t have to be unpleasant or embarrassing. With enhanced orthodontic techniques, you can even begin to enjoy your new smile several months sooner than with traditional braces.
Dr. Patel provides multiple short-term orthodontic solutions that provide lasting results. Six Month Smiles® braces are clear, low-profile brackets that blend in with your teeth when worn. Alternatively, Invisalign®, another alternative to traditional braces, uses clear trays to align your teeth. We even offer braces options that sit behind your teeth. This gives you the appearance that you aren’t wearing any aligners at all!
Samuel faced his fears about adult braces to receive the smile he always wanted. If you are interested in achieving your own dream smile, contact us online or call our office at 740.881.2600 today!