Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for kids. Many adults are getting treatment because they understand the importance of oral health, and they want to feel better about their appearance:
“Adult patients often have gone years—even decades—trying to hide their teeth, while not even entertaining the idea of orthodontic treatment because of misplaced concern about having treatment as an adult. The good news is that today’s wide variety of innovative treatment options can make the process of orthodontic treatment barely noticeable, while offering the dual lifetime benefits of improved oral health and a more attractive smile. Adults are thrilled to know that the help of orthodontists is available to them.” —Gayle Glenn, president of the American Association of Orthodontists
Why adults may consider orthodontic treatment:
- A desire for beautiful straight teeth and a 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
- Abnormal jaw pain, or pressure caused by crooked teeth
Treatment options for adults:
For many adults, the thought of having metal braces is enough to discourage them from receiving treatment. Invisalign treatment uses a series of virtually invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that allow you to smile more during treatment as well as after.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.