There are several reasons why more adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to improve their smiles and avoid a lifetime of crooked teeth. First, adults are living longer and choosing to do something about their smile and appearance of their teeth. In our office, we treat adult patients in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. Second, patients understand the benefits of good dental health. Adults today are refusing to accept the old thinking from previous generations with regards to their teeth and are willing to do whatever it takes to maintain a healthy smile for life. Finally, orthodontic treatment has become more affordable. There are more adult patients today with orthodontic insurance coverage and flex spending accounts to help fit orthodontic treatment into any budget.
Common Adult Orthodontic Myths
Myth : I’m too old for braces
Fact : Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. One in every five patients is an adult.
Myth : Adults who get braces are vain.
Fact : Adult patients today are choosing to do something about their bite and shifting teeth, gum recession, tooth wear, bone loss, and overall health.
Meet Jordan, a patient at Burleson Orthodontics who decided adult orthodontic treatment was a great fit for him to improve his bite and achieve a spectacular smile.
Through light and consistent forces, adults at any age can experience a healthy bite and great smile with minimal impact on their busy schedules.