When people think about braces they generally picture a teenager with a mouth full of metal braces. And while it’s true that many people have orthodontic treatment in their teens, there is a growing trend toward adults using orthodontics.
Why is orthodontic treatment just as important for adults as teens? Are there treatment options that will fit in with an adult lifestyle?
Why do many adults need orthodontics?
According to Colgate adults now comprise up to 50 percent of orthodontic patients. They choose orthodontics as part of full restoration treatment of their teeth, to make cosmetic enhancements, or to retreat orthodontic relapse from earlier treatment.
We’ve found that adults patients commonly put everyone else’s needs before their own. Making sure that their kids and spouse get the treatment they need, but not putting themselves on the to-do list.
We want to encourage adults to come into Zuroff Orthodontics and get treatment before the orthodontic problems they’ve been dealing with all their lives gets any bigger. And while it’s true that earlier treatment means less money and discomfort for the patient, we have orthodontic patients in their 60’s who are having impressive results.
What types of orthodontics are available for adults?
Our adult patients want the best results, in the shortest amount of time and with the lowest level of discomfort or inconvenience. We offer two types of adult orthodontic treatment and one will fit your needs.
This treatment involves using a series of aligner trays that gradually move the teeth into the optimum position. They are made of a clear, special plastic that is comfortable to wear, is less noticeable than metal braces, and can be removed to eat and brush. Many adults find that Invisalign® works well with their busy and complicated lifestyles.
Invisalign® is not the best option for some dental conditions. Traditional braces are the best choice when there is a need to correct bite misalignment problems along with straightening the teeth.
Advances in traditional orthodontics now offer options that are more discreet and comfortable to wear and we are able to drastically reduce the amount of time and cost needed for orthodontic care!
How will you benefit?
If adults need orthodontics and fail to pursue treatment this can result in root resorption, decay and even tooth loss. On the other hand, there are many benefits for adults who have orthodontic treatment:
- A great smile – you’ll feel more confident!
- Less discomfort – it helps patients who complain of bite, chewing, or joint issues.
- Better overall health starts in the mouth.
Orthodontic treatments range from 12 -36 months and we understand what an investment of time this is. Our excellently-trained team will do everything in our power to make sure the experience is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
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