We’re about to debunk all the excuses standing in between adults who didn’t get orthodontic treatment in their teens and the straight smiles they’ve always wanted.
While it is easier to shift an adolescent patient’s teeth, adult patients make up the difference by being more mature and better at following the orthodontist’s instructions.
Straight teeth are better at everything we need our teeth for. They’re easier to keep clean and they make it easier to chew, breathe, and speak clearly.
As a culture, we do tend to associate braces with teenagers and immaturity, but modern orthodontic treatment includes a variety of low-profile options for any patients who don’t want to broadcast their braces journey to the world, including clear aligners or ceramic braces.
Braces do cost more than a typical dental appointment, but they are a major investment in a patient’s future. They can save them the cost of problems that may develop in the future due to crooked teeth or a bad bite, and it’s hard to put a price tag on a boost in self-confidence.