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Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.

Adult survey results:

The American Association of Orthodontists surveyed adult orthodontic patients ages 18-54 after their orthodontic treatment was complete. The survey results indicated that orthodontics had a significant influence on their lives. Survey results were:

  • 83% reported improved personal relationships
  • 58% reported improved career success
  • 92% reported they would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults

Common reasons why adults consider orthodontic treatment:

  • Desire for a more confident smile
  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly causing tooth decay or gum disease
  • Progressing tooth wear or cracking teeth due to an improper bite
  • Abnormal jaw pain that is caused by an improper bite

Treatment options for adults

For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. However, today’s orthodontic treatment options are more aesthetic then ever. Types of orthodontic appliances include:

Our practice also recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care. We will work with you and your dentist to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatment, and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

  • Straight teeth are healthy teeth — Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.
  • A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence — Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!
  • Mouths left untreated can get worse — Not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed can create long-term dental issues costing you more in the end.

To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, just contact us to schedule a free consultation. 

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