Roughly 4 million Americans have braces. And they’re not just for kids anymore. More and more adults are also opting to get braces to improve their smile.
Of course, with the growing popularity of braces comes more innovation in the industry. First came traditional braces, then came Invisalign, and now we have SPEED braces.
In traditional braces, the wire is held onto the bracket using rubber bands. But with SPEED braces, there is a programmed “spring chip” that attaches to your teeth. It can hold the wire without the need for rubber bands and can move the wire to straighten your teeth.
So, are SPEED braces right for you? Keep reading to learn the signs that you could benefit from them.
1. You Feel Self-Conscious About Your Smile
Do you find yourself covering your mouth when you laugh? Do you avoid smiling in pictures?
Your smile can make a huge impact on your overall appearance and self-confidence. Those with misaligned teeth often feel self-conscious or embarrassed about their smile.
But SPEED braces can help you finally get that smile you’ve always wanted. In fact, you can start seeing big changes in your smile sooner than you would with traditional braces.
2. You Don’t Like the Appearance of Braces
If you’re a teenager or adult that’s considering getting braces, the thought of walking around with big, clunky metal brackets on your teeth may be the only thing stopping you from taking the plunge. On top of that, those bright rubber bands tend to give braces a more childish look.
SPEED braces are about 1/3 the size of traditional braces, so you can enjoy a more discreet and comfortable solution. In lieu of a bracket and rubber band to hold the wire in place, SPEED braces use a spring chip. Not only is this smaller, but it also means you can say goodbye to those colorful rubber bands for good!
3. You Want Results Faster
Let’s face it—who doesn’t want to get their braces off sooner? The average person has to wear braces anywhere from 18 months to 3 years and by the end of it, they’re counting down the days until they can finally come off.
Not only are some people embarrassed by having traditional braces, but they can also restrict what you eat. But SPEED braces can actually straighten your teeth faster, so you can get back to chewing gum and eating popcorn.
You’ll notice bigger differences in the alignment of your teeth sooner, which can even help you feel less self-conscious while you’re SPEED braces are on.
4. You’re Too Busy for Regular Appointments
When you’re constantly juggling work with family responsibilities, taking time out of your day to go to the orthodontist can be a hassle. But SPEED braces may require fewer visits than traditional braces. And since they work faster, you also won’t have to deal with orthodontist appointments for quite as long as you would with traditional braces.
5. You Suffer from Gum Disease
Are your gums swollen, red, or tender? Do they normally bleed when you brush your teeth? If so, you may have gum disease.
Gum disease is caused when bacteria build up on your teeth and gum line. This is commonly known as plaque. Typically, daily brushing and flossing along with regular trips to the dentist’s office removes plaque and prevents gum disease.
But if you have misaligned teeth, it can be harder to keep that bacteria away. Your toothbrush may not reach into all the crevices where bacteria is hiding, which can lead to gum disease.
If left untreated, it can then turn into periodontitis or advanced gum disease. At this stage, you may experience tissue and bone loss as well as loose and missing teeth. So, it’s important that you get gum disease treated during its early stages and do all that you can to prevent it from happening again.
Since SPEED braces work faster, your teeth will start straightening out sooner so you can reach those tough spots where plaque may be accumulating. And because SPEED braces are only 1/3 the size of traditional braces, it’ll be easier to brush and floss your teeth while they’re still on.
6. You Suffer from Digestion Problems
It’s easier for your stomach to digest food when it’s been chewed up into very tiny pieces. But if you have misaligned teeth, you may not be able to do this. Even if it doesn’t seem like a huge difference to you, those slightly larger pieces are harder for your stomach to digest.
SPEED braces work to straighten your teeth faster, so you’ll be able to finally chew your food into those very small pieces that your stomach is expecting.
7. It Hurts to Eat
Another symptom of misaligned teeth is that it can sometimes hurt to eat. If you’re experiencing this, you probably want to get relief as soon as possible. And SPEED braces can help you do just that by speeding up the teeth straightening process.
Plus, since they’re much smaller than traditional braces, you won’t have the added discomfort that people typically feel with braces.
Why You Should Get SPEED Braces
Don’t settle for a smile you don’t love. SPEED braces are smaller and smarter than traditional braces. So, if you want a more discreet, comfortable, and faster solution to your crooked teeth, SPEED braces may be the best option for you.
Are you ready to take the first step to a straighter smile? Then book a free orthodontic consultation with us today to learn more about your options, including SPEED braces.