You might remember those High School years; it was maybe in the 90s seeing those distorted MTV animated characters wearing braces. Most of us sharted that strangeness of having to wear braces, sharing the same self-consciousness feeling.
Luckily things changed; young teen patients have adopted a more relaxed approach to that verse “having the mouth full of metal.” Nowadays, braces turn out to be an appliance teenagers can accessorize with rubber band colors according to trends, seasons, and special occasions and match with their clothes and jewelry.
But what is even better is times have changed so radically, and now adults considering getting braces have increased exponentially. From 1989 to 2012, the increase rate reached up to 40% of adults seeking orthodontic treatment in the U.S. But, a 78-year-old woman using braces? Yes, age is not a limitation nowadays.
Indeed, Yulee orthodontic treatments are not just for teenagers anymore! More and more adults are turning to orthodontics to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Orthodontic care can address a range of issues, from crooked teeth and misaligned bites to tooth decay and gum disease.
Also, surpassing most people’s expectations, orthodontics innovations adapted devices to adults’ needs. Treatment options have come a long way from traditional metal braces, with options including clear ceramic braces to Invisibly Clear Aligners – Invisalign.
But this isn’t it; there is a lot more. With adult orthodontics, you can have a straight smile without the struggles of wearing uncomfortable braces and avoiding smiling at social gatherings, but more importantly, improving your oral health and overall confidence.
Plus, orthodontic treatment times have become more efficient, so you can achieve the results you want in less time. So why wait? Ahem, do you need more information to make up your mind? Let’s check some important FAQs we’ve collected that will allow you to decide on getting braces at once and for all.
Why Are More Adults Getting Orthodontic Treatment?
One reason for the increase in adult orthodontic patients is the increased access to information. People now have the resources to learn about the benefits of orthodontic care and make informed decisions about their treatment. This empowers them to take control of their dental health and invest in a confident smile.
Also, adults are opting for orthodontic care because they recognize the importance of a healthy smile and the impact it has on their confidence. With treatment times becoming shorter and more efficient, with Invisalign, it’s easier than ever for adults to achieve the results they desire that are discrete.
Adults have also reached a maturity that allows them to recognize that orthodontic treatment goes beyond aesthetics. Straightening crooked or misaligned teeth can help them correct years of misaligned bites that have worn down their teeth.
Last but not least, adults are becoming more aware that orthodontics is a financially wise solution, as it can prevent more costly dental and periodontal corrective treatments they have seen could have been avoided if they had worn braces before.
How Is Adult Orthodontics Different From Children’s Orthodontics?
Yulee Adult Orthodontics is a whole different ballgame compared to the orthodontics children experience. When it comes to shifting teeth, adults will experience a bit of a tougher challenge. Indeed, adults have fully developed teeth and jaw bones.
A fun analogy is that adult teeth and jaws are like stubborn old-timers who don’t like change. They’re harder and not as moldable as kids’ bones. To exemplify, kids have a premaxilla split in halves that fuse approximately at age 12. This means orthodontists can perform several procedures to expand the jaws, something that would likely require surgery in an adult.
Also, the tissue around the teeth has already settled, so it’s not as easy to move them around. Kids, on the other hand, have these developing bones that give orthodontists more flexibility to work. This means adult orthodontics may take a bit longer, but it doesn’t mean we can’t achieve that beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.
With the right orthodontic treatment plan, we can still correct your misaligned bite, crooked teeth, or any other dental issues. So, let’s not be discouraged by the passage of time. With a little patience and the right orthodontic care, we’ll be able to straighten your teeth and give you the confidence to flash that winning smile.
What Are the Key Benefits of Invisalign as an Adult?
Back to the discussion about adult patients’ decision-making process to opting for getting orthodontic treatment, the last two decades have served to convince the most incredulous adults that Invisalign is not only discrete but more efficient for treating mild to moderate malocclusions. Even better, here are some other key benefits of Invisalign for adults:
Increased Comfort and Convenience:
Invisalign aligners are made from smooth and comfortable materials, so you won’t have to worry about irritation or discomfort. Plus, these aligners are removable, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and maintain proper oral hygiene with ease.
Invisalign aligners are transparent and barely noticeable. You can straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment, making it a perfect choice for adults who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional braces.
Shorter Treatment Times
Yulee Invisalign treatment can often be completed in a shorter amount of time compared to traditional metal braces. This means you can achieve your dream smile more quickly, giving you the confidence boost you’ve been looking for.
Improved Oral Health
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can help improve your overall oral health. Misaligned teeth can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and even bone loss. By correcting your bite and achieving proper alignment, you can prevent these issues and maintain a healthy smile.
So, in short, Invisalign provides a discreet, comfortable, and effective solution for adult orthodontic treatment. And now, you might be asking yourself, How Long Does One Have to Wear Invisalign? The answer is the mildest case might require up to 6 months to complete treatment, while the average treatment times depending on the severity of the malocclusion round, is between 12 to 18 months for mild to moderate malocclusion cases.
Are You a Centennial? We Mean a 100yo. Then You Are a Perfect Candidate for Braces or Invisalign
Drs. Woolfson and Dubiner know you are a wise and experienced soul! You want to flaunt that beautiful smile you’ve earned over the last few years! Indeed, when it comes to helping patients of any age have their dreamt smile, we are glad to receive adults in their 20s to young fellas in their 100s.
Don’t let crooked or misaligned teeth hold you back from having a confident smile and comfortable bite. Our orthodontic care can help improve your oral health and bone strength and reduce the risk of periodontal disease and excessive wear, not to say getting a prettier smile!!!
Set up a complimentary consultation today. Together, we’ll create a personalized treatment plan, one that covers the most complex parts of a phased smile design to answer such simple questions like: What Are Some Tips for the New Invisalign Users? or
Remember, It’s never too late to achieve proper alignment and straighter teeth. Let’s show the world that age, 40s, 50s, 60, 70s, 80s, and even 90s are just numbers when it comes to taking care of yourself; when it comes to having a beautiful smile.