Orthodontics isn’t just for youngsters. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five patients is an adult. While many adult patients avoid treatment for a variety of reasons, advancements in adult orthodontics technology make braces a great options for many adults.
Will getting braces still work for adults?
Of course. One of the biggest issues for reluctant patients is whether the treatment will be effective at a later age. Orthodontists assure that age is rarely a factor in adjusting teeth to a healthy smile and braces will still reduce complications such as tooth decay and gum disease for adults too.
Others are embarrassed to be seen wearing orthodontic contraption. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of options available today, including clear braces and Invisalign.
How will orthodontists treat adult teeth?
Again, advancements in technology and methods can reduce the length of treatment by half and can be almost painless. While a teen might be finished with braces in 18 months, an adult with the exact same issue might wear braces for only 4 months longer.
Another advantage adult patients have is that they are much more likely to follow treatment plans and be more watchful of their eating habits, and therefore recover sooner. So, if you’re not pleased with your smile, you’re not too old to get braces or any other corrective care.
Now that you know you can still get braces as an adult, are you ready to take the next step in getting proper treatment for your teeth?