You’re Never Too Old To Get A Beautiful Smile
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your teeth and would love to straighten your teeth but feel your age is holding you back? Due to movies, television, and social stereotypes, many adults feel that braces are only for teenagers, and once you reach a certain age you won’t benefit from orthodontic treatment. We are here to tell you that everyone at any age can benefit from straightening their teeth. Orthodontic treatment has improved greatly over the years. There are numerous options available that can benefit any lifestyle and budget. Continue reading to learn more about these options.
Why Start Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult?
Long gone are the days of orthodontic treatment only being for teens. Many adults that never received orthodontic care in their youth have been taking the initiative to straighten their teeth not only for aesthetic purposes, but also for their oral health. Crooked and crowded teeth can lead to tooth decay, and teeth that have shifted can impact the jaw and the way that food is chewed. We even treat some adult patients who had braces during their youth, but—due to shifting teeth and other changes in the mouth—they need additional orthodontic treatment to realign their teeth. We offer several options for our patients:
This treatment consists of clear aligner trays that are removable and customized for each patient. The trays slowly shift teeth into the desired position. This treatment is preferred among adults due to its discreet nature.
Traditional Metal Braces
This method is beneficial to every patient. With metal brackets and wires, the teeth slowly shift into the desired place. Treatment time can vary for each patient, lasting anywhere from 12 months to 3 years.
Six Month Smiles
As the name suggests, this treatment will be completed in approximately six months. It is designed for those who only need to correct the front teeth and is beneficial to patients who are receiving orthodontic treatment for the second time.
If you are interested in learning more about braces for aesthetic or functional reasons, please contact our office located in Wayne, NJ to schedule an appointment to learn which orthodontic treatment plan is right for you. Remember, it is never too late to achieve your dream of a straight smile!