While the thought of braces often conjures images of adolescents with metal brackets and wires in their mouths, the fact is that 20% of patients who seek some type of orthodontic treatment are over the age of 21. Generally adults are highly motivated to improve their smiles, and overall health of their teeth and gums. Orthodontics has come a very long way since the days of “brace face” and “metal mouth”, and there are a many different treatment options available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Today’s appliances are smaller and sleeker, and some are next to invisible. The doctor can advise you as to what options are recommended for your particular needs. New techniques and materials today have made wearing braces more comfortable than ever!
Some of the benefits of having orthodontic treatment are…
- A fuller, wider smile
- Straighter, less crowded & crooked teeth
- Easier to properly brush and floss
- Periodontal health will improve
- Better facial balance & aesthetics
- Improved profiles… for a more youthful look at any age!!