Orthodontics for Adults

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Orthodontics for Adults 

Braces and Invisalign are not just for kids. Orthodontics for Adults is a legitimate specialty involving straightening teeth and helping align a patient’s bite. Many adults believe that they can’t have their teeth straightened or qualify for braces since they are older. This is simply not true. In fact, adults make up 20 percent of those who get braces annually.

Adults sometimes have better outcomes than children, largely due to the fact that adults tend to be more responsible, which makes it easier avoiding foods that can damage their braces. They also tend to be more compliant with replacing removable aligners like Invisalign. 

Having teeth straightened is important for both kids and adults. Having a properly aligned bite and straight teeth has been demonstrated to enhance:

  • Overall dental health
  • Cardiovascular health, due to healthier gums
  • Keeping your natural teeth for a lifetime

Also, if you’ve been thinking about Orthodontics for Adults, contact us soon. You may be able to use your remaining dental health benefits.

Enhanced Appearance

It’s hard to look your best when you have crooked teeth or spaces between your teeth. You no longer need to feel self-conscious about your teeth and smile when orthodontics can give you the ability to straighten your teeth and proudly display your attractive smile, leading to a boost in self-confidence.

Preventing Shifting Teeth

You may not realize it, but your teeth don’t simply stop moving when you become a teenager or adult. Teeth that looked straight and properly aligned when you were younger may have shifted as you got older. In turn, this could cause problems like difficulties in cleaning your teeth, jaw pain, or a smile that you are not happy with. For this reason, Orthodontics for Adults is often sought after.

Invisalign

Quite a few adults undergo orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. As we mentioned earlier, adults tend to be more compliant with this type of system, leading to improved outcomes.

Invisalign is a system that uses plastic aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are completely clear and virtually invisible. This allows your teeth to be straightened without everyone knowing about it.

One of the key selling points of Invisalign is the fact that you can remove your clear plastic aligners at any time. Instead of having to worry about damaging your metal braces whenever you eat hard or sticky foods, you simply remove your aligners to eat and replace them when you are finished. Many patients choose Invisalign for Orthodontics for Adults.

Another benefit of Invisalign comes down to comfort. Although traditional metal braces work as well as they ever did, they can be somewhat awkward and uncomfortable at times. The Invisalign plastic aligners are designed with comfort in mind. The aligners have no sharp edges, and wearers often report that they sometimes forget they are even wearing them.

Patient Compliance

You will need to wear your Invisalign aligners for about 23 hours each day. So, whenever you remove them, remember to always replace them promptly. This allows you to stick to your treatment plan and achieve your treatment goals without any unnecessary delay.

Your Consultation

Are you ready to enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile by undergoing Orthodontics for Adults? If so, please contact us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.

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