Get It ‘Straight’ | Adults Need Braces Too. You are never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today, adults make up about 30% of orthodontic patients. Here’s why:
Looking Good: Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.
Maintaining Dental Health: Leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease, as well as abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces and difficulty in chewing. Orthodontic treatment can help you keep good dental health.
Why is Orthodontic Treatment important for Adults?
- Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
- Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
- Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
- Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
- Improves function of teeth
- Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
- Improves oral health
Is orthodontic treatment effective for adults?
Yes. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for both adults and children. However, the major difference between child and adult orthodontic treatment is that adult bones are no longer growing. This means that it may take a little longer for adult teeth to move into their correct position.
Do appliances have to show?
Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Today’s braces are smaller and sleeker, and some are next to invisible. Adolescents and adults have more choices than ever in creating a beautiful smile. From traditional braces to clear orthodontic alternatives, the number of effective and cosmetically pleasing treatment options is growing all the time.
Am I a good fit for orthodontic treatment?
During your consultation, your orthodontist at Snodgrass-King can determine if you will benefit from treatment. After carefully analyzing the nature of your needed correction, your orthodontist will recommend the best course of treatment for improving your smile.
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