Many adults resign themselves to having a smile that is less than what they want it to be. Because they have left their teenage years behind, they figure that their opportunity for orthodontic treatment has passed. However, this is not the truth. In fact, about 20 percent of all orthodontic patients are over the age of 21.
Testimonial about Adult Braces
Why Do Adults Seek Orthodontic Treatment?
It often seems like a double-edged sword for adults. Their imperfect smile impacts them personally and professionally—but so will sporting braces. Which is worse? Can they afford to take the hit for braces in order to get a winning smile?
However, with multiple treatment options, straightening your teeth does not mean wearing traditional braces—unless you want to. And that has helped adults seek out treatment for many reasons: looking better, feeling better, and even doing better in business.
Adult Treatment Options
So, what are these treatment options that make adults feel more comfortable with orthodontic care?
- Ceramic braces
- Clear braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Lingual braces
Is Adult Treatment Harder?
Because the jaw is finished growing, the doctor cannot use growth to make treatment easier. However, in most cases this does not make a noticeable difference. The main concern with adult orthodontic treatment is that there can be bone loss and gum disease present. If this is the case, other treatments will be needed first to get the bones and gums healthy.
So, are you an adult who wishes your smile looked and felt better? Then contact us to schedule your appointment.