There are many reasons that we have adults come in to get braces. It’s actually much more common than you may think. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, over 27 percent of orthodontic patients in the US and Canada are adults. We are treating more and more adults at our office, too. Whether you have had orthodontic treatment before and your teeth have shifted, or you are just ready for an improvement of your smile, we believe it’s never too late to get the smile you’ve always wanted!
While adult braces are extremely common, we understand the apprehension behind getting braces as an adult. Here are the most common reasons we hear that hold adults back, and how to know when it’s time to dive in and improve your smile!
Your smile is holding you back from living freely and confidently.
Do you hide your smile? Do you shy away from pictures because of it? If you feel self-conscious of your smile, it’s time to consider adult braces. You should be able to enjoy life with those you love without worrying about the appearance of your smile.
Improving your smile with braces will also benefit your oral and overall health. A healthy smile can prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss later in life. By investing in your smile now, you are saving yourself trouble and health issues down the road, and helping ensure that you will have a smile you can be confident about for life!
You think wearing braces as an adult will be embarrassing.
We know what pops in to most adults’ minds when they think of getting braces: a mouth full of bulky, uncomfortable metal that you can see from a mile away. Well, we have good news for you. There are plenty of options that are much less noticeable (or even close to invisible) that can discreetly improve your smile. Even traditional braces are sleeker and less noticeable than they used to be. Ceramic braces blend in with teeth, and clear aligners are barely noticeable. Metal-mouth is a thing of the past, so if that’s what is holding you back, it’s time to take the leap and consider braces!
You are worried about the time & money involved.
There’s no sugar coating it—orthodontic treatment is an investment. We work with our patients and offer financing options that can make paying for braces more manageable. We also make sure to communicate clearly what the cost will be, and we work with you to help you get the most out of your insurance coverage.
Time is also a concern of many of our adult patients. Today’s orthodontic options work faster and require fewer office visits. We also make sure to make the most out of each appointment so that we can carry out treatment as efficiently as possible.
It’s never too late.
If you’ve been putting off orthodontic treatment or are hesitant about taking the leap, we encourage you to talk to an orthodontist. Everyone deserves a smile they love and are proud of, regardless of situation or stage of life. Invest in your smile and yourself—it’s time to take the first step!
Visit our website to learn more about our adult treatments and make an appointment with us. It’s never too late to transform your smile and your life!