Orthodontics for Adults
It’s never too late!
The American Association of Orthodontists state that 25% of orthodontics patients are 21 years and older. At our office, more than 34% of our patients in treatment are over the age of 18! Orthodontic treatment has been shown to enhance the quality of life in adulthood by increasing self confidence.
Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?
There are three main reasons adults choose to have orthodontic treatment:
- Healthy smile, healthy body — When teeth are properly aligned it is much easier to achieve excellent oral hygiene with brushing and flossing. Good oral hygiene is key to total body health and can reduce your chances of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, and many serious conditions.
- Confidence — One of the most common reasons people seek orthodontic treatment is because they find themselves hiding their smile. Seeking treatment as an adult boosts your confidence, keeping your smile out in the open and helping to empower you when it comes to employment and relationships.
- Things get worse — Over time, poorly aligned teeth cause a whole slew of dental problems like jaw and tooth pain. Poorly aligned teeth may shift more and cause you to be uncomfortable while chewing, talking, and even sleeping.
I can’t thank Dr. Jane and the entire staff for all the support and encouragement they gave me over the past two years of treatment! Getting braces at age 56 was a big decision for me, and I’m so very glad I did it! I would encourage anyone, at any age to go for it! Thanks again for all your kindness and help.
— Janet J.