There is a common misconception that braces are only for children and teens. But, this couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, these days, nearly one in four orthodontic patients are adults according to the American Association of Orthodontists. This upcoming spring, make a change for your health and smile. Read on to learn more about getting orthodontic treatment as an adult!
Braces technology has changed
If you had braces as a kid and stopped wearing your retainer, your teeth may have regressed over the years. If your first braces experience was unpleasant or uncomfortable, you may be apprehensive about getting treatment again. However, let us assure you that orthodontic technology in the past is nothing like the treatments of today!
Recent innovations such as Damon Braces and clear aligners now allow adults to have the best smile journeys possible. These days, orthodontic treatment is faster, more discreet, and more comfortable than ever. Over one million adults wear braces currently, and this number will only grow as more people realize how much technology has advanced.
Why choose treatment
As an adult, there is no need to deal with misalignment, bad bites, and insecurity! Braces and aligners can correct these problems, improve your dental health, and deliver a lifelong, confident smile.
At our practice, we use Damon Braces and clear aligners to transform smiles. Damon Braces are a self-ligating technology that improves upon traditional metal braces. They use a slide mechanism to connect archwires to the brackets, whereas traditional braces use elastic ties to hold archwires in place. This helps make Damon Braces more hygienic and efficient. Damon Braces accomplish many goals—not just aligning teeth and correcting bites. In fact, they can also make your dental arch wider, correct gummy smiles, and provide facial support for a more aesthetic result. Adult patients who want discreet treatment will be thrilled to know that these braces come in clear as well as metal.
Depending on your smile needs, our team may also recommend clear aligners such as Sereno or Invisalign. These are even less visible than braces and offer the convenience of being fully removable. No matter what, you don’t need to worry about which treatment is right for you. Whether our orthodontists recommend braces or aligners, they always have your best smile and health in mind!
Book your appointment
At the end of the day, you can feel confident with your adult orthodontics treatment at our practice. As pioneers in their field, our experts are ready to deliver the dental health and aesthetic goals you deserve. Your new and beautiful smile will thank you for listening to our expertise! If you have any questions about orthodontics for adults or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, give us a call today.