The practice of Orthodontics has long been associated with young children and teenagers— marked by the obvious silver color brackets and a hopeful, straightened smile. Today, the landscape is changing to include adults of all ages, revealing that the benefits extend far beyond the teenage years.


In this issue, we will discuss the benefits of adult braces and how it can transform your life and boost your confidence.

One of the primary benefits of adult orthodontics lies in the enhancement of oral health. Misaligned teeth can create nooks and crannies that become breeding grounds for plaque and bacteria, potentially leading to gum disease and tooth decay. By opting for braces, adults can correct these misalignments, making it easier to maintain optimal oral hygiene and reducing the risk of dental issues down the road.


Increasingly, adults are embracing orthodontic treatment to correct misalignments, improve oral health, grow bone and effectively clean their teeth. Beyond the tangible health benefits, adult braces can be a game-changer for self-esteem and confidence. Many adults may have lived with misaligned teeth for years, feeling self-conscious about their smiles, or believing nothing could be done about it.


Orthodontic treatment, such as clear aligners, ceramic braces or Fastbraces, offer a discreet and effective solution, enabling adults to align their teeth with safety and speed, often times without the social stigma often associated with wearing traditional braces for several years.


Moreover, a straighter smile is not merely a cosmetic solution—it can have a positive impact on overall well-being. Studies have shown that individuals with straighter teeth are more likely to smile confidently, leading to increased feelings of happiness and improved mental health. The ripple effect of a transformed smile extends beyond the individual, influencing interpersonal relationships and contributing to a more positive social environment.


Orthodontic advancements have also made treatments more accessible and convenient for adults. The introduction of Fastbraces has revolutionized the orthodontic landscape by offering a fast, safe and reliable alternative to traditional braces. This flexibility allows adults to maintain their professional and social lives without the inconvenience of wearing braces for three to four or more years.


It’s worth noting that the benefits of adult orthodontics extend beyond aesthetics and oral health. Properly aligned teeth contribute to better overall jaw function, reducing the risk of issues such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. By addressing misalignments, orthodontic treatments can alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and other discomfort associated with poor dental alignment. Additionally, oral hygiene is enhanced when teeth and their roots are properly aligned, thereby making teeth cleaning more effective.


The benefits of orthodontics for adults are several- encompassing improved oral health, enhanced self-confidence, and a positive impact on overall well-being. As technology advances and braces options continue to expand, adults are increasingly embracing the opportunity to transform their smiles. Whether for health reasons or the desire for a more confident appearance, adult orthodontics is empowering individuals to unlock their full potential of their smiles and live life with renewed self-assurance.


Dr. Kendal V. O. Major is Founder and CEO of Center for Specialized Dentistry which is a comprehensive family dental practice operating in Nassau. He is the first Bahamian Specialist in gum diseases and dental implants since 1989. He also is a certified Fast braces provider, having attained Mastership status. His practice is located at 89 Collins Avenue, Nassau at (242)325-5165 or [email protected].

After Fastbraces

Before Fastbraces

Clear Aligners have increased in popularity when indicated

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