Do you? Cover your mouth when you smile? Are you self-conscious around strangers because your smile isn’t as perfect as you want it to be? If so, then the best time to see an orthodontist might be — right now! Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for children and teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists cites that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can too.
Why are more adults opting for orthodontic treatment? There are plenty of reasons. The videos displayed below are re-enactments that reflect true patient stories that we see and hear about every day. When adult patients seek treatment they are often committed and ready. Compliance is never an issue and their motivation does not waver. Plus, with the growing availability of clear aligners and translucent ceramic brackets, orthodontic treatment becomes quite appealing. If you are someone who is worried that metal braces might clash with your professional image, be sure to ask about less-visible alternatives. However, many of our adult patients happily sport their metal braces as they know the outcome is worth it!
Of course, it isn’t just about looks. Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and maintain, and less subject to abnormal wear. A better bite keeps you from having trouble eating and speaking, and helps your teeth stay healthy — and healthy teeth can last a lifetime. So why delay getting orthodontic treatment? The images below will help you identify why seeking an orthodontic consultation may be right you.