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Little Known Facts About Adults and Orthodontics

Posted on March 3, 2021

Many adults shy away from getting the braces they need to improve their smile. Why? There is a wide range of reasons that people are hesitant to get braces for adults. The good news is Invisalign braces are changing how adults think about braces for straight teeth.

Invisalign is a clear braces system for teeth available to both adults and teens. It helps remove the stigma associated with wearing metal braces and helps more adults than ever reach their smile goals.

A Great Smile Has No Age Limit

While it is recommended that as soon as an orthodontic concern is realized, a child should be seen by the orthodontist (usually by the age of seven) that does not mean you get to an age where braces are not an option. Braces for teens and braces for adults are always an option. As a matter of fact, Invisalign braces are designed specifically for teens and adults.

It Does Not Take Years to Get Results

Many adults worry about the time investment. They feel like they’ve lived their entire lives with a smile they’re not happy with, so there’s no need to change it. The fact is it is never too late to get a smile that you feel proud of. Invisalign braces can do amazing things in about a year or two. Imagine how good you will feel about your smile when you are done.

You can choose to have a great smile a year down the road or still feel bad about your smile a year from now. It is well worth the time investment to feel good, look great, and have healthier teeth.

Adult Braces are Just for Vanity Reasons

Yes, one of the benefits of having braces for adults is getting a great straight smile, but that is not the only reason you should get those braces. Misaligned teeth can cause a range of physical symptoms like:

  • Headaches.
  • Jaw and neck pain.
  • Overcrowded teeth can be at higher risk of cavities.

Invisalign braces can help you improve your smile and improve the health of your teeth.

You Are Not Alone

Seeking orthodontic treatment as an adult is not as unusual as you think. About one out of every five orthodontic patients is an adult. Invisalign braces are changing how adults think about getting the corrective orthodontic treatments they need.

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