One in five orthodontic patients is over 21, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. At least two out of five of our patients are adults.
That’s because adult orthodontic options are now more appealing than ever. Not only are braces more attractive, people also realize how crucial orthodontic work is—not just for confidence and sex appeal—but also for their lifelong health.
Consider that crooked, crowded, or ill-spaced teeth, a bad bite (malocclusion), or a misaligned jaw (overbite, underbite) can cause or increase:
- Digestive issues
- Impeded breathing
- Worn or missing teeth
- Jaw pressure and pain
- Mandatory surgery in future
- More cavities (harder to clean!)
- Risk of chipping and tooth loss
- Accelerated decline of the joints and bones
- Speaking with a lisp, or other notable deficiency
- Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease, gingivitis)
The New Braces
Whether you had orthodontic treatment as a child, or are getting braces for the first time, you’re in luck. Today’s braces are invisible—or difficult to detect. They include:
To learn how you can build a dazzling smile—and prevent future health issues before they start, call use for a consultation. As explained in Our Mission, we have flexible appointment times, can accommodate busy schedules, and have a private treatment area for our adult patients.