We’ve all heard the classic line, “You’re never fully dressed without a smile!” We at Dr. Dale Rottman, DDS could not agree more. Since you wear your smile everywhere you go, you might as well make sure you’re proud of it! These days, more and more adults have been committing to making a permanent change for the good of their smile: braces. If you are thinking that braces are only for children and teens, we believe you should think again. These days, many adults make the decision to get braces. Here are a few reasons we think you should do the same:


When you smile at a stranger or laugh at something hilarious your best friend told you, you are showing off that smile! Smiling at those around you can leave a big impact. However, we know that some of you may have crooked teeth that you were not able to correct as a child. If your smile makes you feel self-conscious, then we believe that a short-term commitment to braces now is a long-term commitment to a more confident smile in just a few short months! Also, for those of you who are considering dental implants, you will need to make sure that the rest of your teeth are straight first. We can help!


Teeth can shift and move at any time. Whether it’s from an injury, a health condition, or just additional growth, your smile can change as you age. Many of you might have had braces when you were younger, but now you might need them again. Adults tend to neglect their retainers over the years, and teeth can shift back to the way they were before the braces. If you feel as though your teeth have shifted, give your Thiensville dental clinic a call!


If your teeth are misaligned and resulting in a harmful bite, it can lead to a myriad of oral health issues. Improper bites increase your chances of accumulating plaque and food buildup between your teeth, which leads to periodontal disease or gum disease. These bites can also wear down your tooth enamel irregularly, lead to gum and bone loss, and even TMJ.

The problems in your mouth aren’t the only ones you may face if your teeth aren’t properly aligned. You might also struggle with earaches and headaches! You also may be unable to chew your food correctly, which can lead to gastrointestinal discomfort and struggles. Notice if you’ve been accidentally biting your cheek or if your bottom teeth touch the roof of your mouth. If so, call us immediately!


When you think of braces, you might be thinking of the full metal-mouthed look your peers had in middle school. This is no longer the case! Braces have evolved with the times. The brackets are smaller, and ceramic braces are now available. Your braces will be less noticeable, less expensive, and less uncomfortable than you expect!


People are living longer these days, and they are keeping their teeth longer, too! Regardless of your age, don’t be afraid to talk to us about a consultation. Most people don’t lose their teeth for a very long time, if at all, so it makes sense to correct the ones you have.


If you are looking for a Thiensville dental clinic that can help you find the best solution for your teeth, come see us at Dr. Dale Rottman, DDS! We are here to help your smile become the best it can be. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.