Traditionally, orthodontic treatment was something associated with the teenage years. Today, however, more and more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists recently released the statistic that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. There are adults across the nation that have decided they want to receive treatment, to ensure that their mouth is as healthy as possible and their appearance is something they can be proud of. Orthodontic treatment is not just for the youth, but can make a positive impact on adults as well.
Reasons More Adults Are Considering Orthodontic Treatment
Having a straight, beautiful smile will give you a feeling of confidence unlike any other. Most people who deal with crooked teeth are embarrassed to smile. In just a few months, you can have a gorgeous smile.
Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, and less subject to abnormal wear. A better bite keeps you from having trouble eating and speaking, and helps your teeth stay healthy.
Many adults have declined orthodontic treatment in the past due to one simple reason. They do not want metal brackets on their teeth. Today, there are a variety of modern treatment options that are alternatives to metal brackets. Some of these include translucent ceramic brackets, lingual braces and Invisalign treatment. Chances are good that no one will even know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment!
Many patients are surprised to learn that there are now orthodontic devices that can shorten their orthodontic treatment time dramatically. In fact, some people can have their orthodontic treatment cut in half! This means less time out of your busy schedule, and results that you will begin to see almost immediately.
If you have questions about adult orthodontics or you are interested in an orthodontic consultation, do not hesitate to call us and schedule an appointment. Contact us at 203-292-6644.