Think braces are just for children and teenagers? According to the American Association of Orthodontics, about one in five orthodontic patients today are adults. At Liberty, we do not put an age limit on achieving a beautifully straight smile. We love to help patients of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.
1. ARE YOU TOO OLD FOR ORTHODONTIC CARE?
All braces, whether clear or metal, are designed to move and shift teeth. Although other factors may contribute, moving teeth into their proper place is the same process regardless of age.
Because the facial bones of children and teens are still growing, proper orthodontic results may be achieved in less time. However, any time disparity is often balanced out, as adults tend to more readily follow the directions of the orthodontic professional.
2. HAVE YOU DELAYED BRACES?
Don’t worry… it’s not too late. Many adults did not have the opportunity to take advantage of orthodontic care as a teenager for a variety of reasons. Today, the tide is turning as more and more adults pursue orthodontic solutions. With advanced options now available, including Invisalign® clear braces, many adults are pleasantly surprised to discover that beautifully straight teeth can be very affordable. Parents may actually decide to get braces with their teens as a family adventure.
3. ARE YOUR TEETH SHIFTING AS YOU AGE?
Patients who had straight teeth as younger adults will often notice a change in the alignment of their teeth as they age. Even patients who had braces as teenagers, but stopped wearing their retainer, will often see teeth shifting. Because teeth are imbedded in our bones and bones shift and change over time, adults may see gaps forming or teeth crowding together. If you notice any change in the alignment of your teeth, we would highly recommend you take advantage of our Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation with Dr. Rothrock. You will discover that professional orthodontic solutions at Liberty are affordable, convenient and remarkably rewarding.
As Bloomington’s most trusted dental team, our passion is helping you create and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule a Complimentary Orthodontic Consultation.