Advantages of orthodontics for adults

Do you need to wear a brace as an adult, but think it is a waste of time?


At Weybridge Orthodontics, we know all about helping adults with braces, aligners and other orthodontics Weybridge and can attest to the benefits that these treatments can offer.

Still unsure about the benefits of orthodontics Weybridge? Here we have listed a few to help you see the benefits of wearing a brace or aligner in your adult years if needed.

Better oral health

Misaligned teeth are harder to brush correctly and by wearing orthodontics Weybridge, you can decrease the chances of developing gum disease or cavities. Why? Because there will be fewer places for plaque and bacteria to hide.

Better general health

As mentioned above, if your teeth are misaligned, there is a higher risk that there will be areas of your mouth that you aren’t brushing correctly. Therefore, it is more likely that you have hidden pockets of plaque.

And this is not only detrimental to your oral health, but excessive levels of plaque in the mouth have been linked in countless studies to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, cancers and even a higher incidence of strokes and heart attacks. This is because of the inflammatory response that plaque causes.

By wearing a brace or aligner, you are reducing the places where plaque can hide, and thus you are improving your overall health.

Decreased risk of injury

Protruding, misaligned or badly spaced teeth have been found to be a factor in serious facial traumas. In other words, if you have teeth that are not correctly aligned and you fall on your face or hurt yourself, there is a higher chance of a serious facial injury occurring.

Not only that, but you are also increasing the risk of damage occurring to your tongue, inner cheeks and of course, your teeth! A protruding tooth is a tooth that is easier to knock loose and so, if you have a misalignment that has caused the odd cut on the tongue, then you should consider wearing a brace or aligner.

Better breath

OK, so this links to the better oral health point from above, but when you have straighter teeth, there are fewer places for plaque to hide and cause bad odours.

And so, along with having a straighter smile, you will also notice that you won’t need so many breath mints to get through the day and you will have no lingering tastes in your mouth. And should you get anything stuck between your teeth, it will be easier to remove it!


When you were a child, if your parents had told you that you needed to wear a brace, you would have probably seen it as some form of punishment.

As an adult, you may look back and regret saying no to your parents who were only trying to help! But as an adult, you have the clarity to see that a brace or aligner is going to not only straighten your teeth, but will offer all of the advantages mentioned above and more, with a key one being confidence. Getting a straighter smile as an adult will lead to more smiles, an improved sense of confidence and higher levels of self-esteem. Why not contact our practice today?