Adults With Braces See Improved Lives
- Posted on: Nov 8 2013
It gets even better. Three out of four people who had braces as an adult said that they had seen improvements in their professional or personal lives since finishing treatment. Amazing what a new sense of self-confidence given by a straight, beautiful smile can do. The good news is that treatment can be completed in record time using Six Month Smiles!
The survey was completed by the American Association of Orthodontists and the president of the AAO said, “Adults are seeking treatment in record numbers, and we encourage anyone, at any age, to consult an orthodontist to learn if they could benefit from treatment. It’s never too late to move healthy teeth.” Bet you thought that braces were better left to the kids!
The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment grows each year, and more and more men are joining this group. As of 2012 44% of adult patients were male, a 30% increase compared with 2010 numbers.
Adult orthodontics offers more than just a pretty smile. Crooked teeth can lead to oral health issues. As we age our teeth, particularly our lower teeth, tend to move and get that “jumbled” look. Teeth that are crowded or overlap like this are more difficult to clean and this can lead to tooth decay or gum disease.
Orthodontic treatment can also resolve bite problems. Teeth that don’t close together correctly, called a bad bite, can lead to jaw pain, headaches and eventual damage to the jaw joint.
Find out more about Six Month Smiles and adult orthodontic treatment by contacting Asheville cosmetic dentist Dr. John Highsmith today at 828-627-9282.
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