Not everyone who needs braces gets them as a child or teenager. But it’s never too late to get adult braces. Whether you have issues with your bite or simply want to improve the appearance of crooked teeth, it’s time to call Enhance Family Dentistry & Orthodontics. Our dentists in Ann Arbor, MI, would be more than happy to help you explore your options for orthodontic treatment.
Why It’s Never Too Late for Adult Braces
Here’s why it’s never too late for adult braces.
1 in 4 Orthodontic Patients is an Adult
According to the, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients is an adult. This means that if you’re interested in straightening your teeth as an adult, you’re not alone. There’s never been a better time to ask our dentists about getting adult braces.
We Can Still Straighten Teeth
In general, it’s easier to correct issues with jaw alignment while the patient is still growing. But for various reasons, orthodontic treatment may not always be possible during childhood.
If this describes your situation, please know that there’s still a lot we can do to straighten your teeth and correct jaw misalignment. There’s no reason why you can’t get the smile of your dreams through orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics Can Improve Your Dental Hygiene
It’s difficult to clean teeth that are crooked and crowded. Also, plaque (bacteria) loves to hide where toothbrush bristles can’t reach. That’s why we recommend adults seek orthodontic treatment if they’d like to improve the appearance, function, and overall health of their smile.
Once your teeth are straightened, it’ll be much easier to brush and floss. As such, you may also notice a decrease in cavities and other oral health issues.
Invisalign is a Clear, Discreet Option
Do you worry that you’ll feel self-conscious with traditional metal braces? Ask our dentists if you’re a .
As the name suggests, Invisalign are nearly invisible aligners that fit snugly over your teeth. Over time, they exert constant but gentle pressure on your teeth to move them into their final desired positions.
Since Invisalign aligners are clear, most people won’t even realize that you’re wearing them unless they’re standing close. For this reason, Invisalign is perfect for people in college or working public-facing jobs.
Wearing clear aligners can also help you feel more confident about your smile during orthodontic treatment.
Adult Patients Tend to Be More Motivated
Children tend to have a difficult time thinking about how their current actions will impact their future. As such, they may not always follow our dentists’ instructions during orthodontic treatment. But most adult patients are motivated during orthodontic treatment to follow our dentists’ recommendations and maintain good oral hygiene.
Adults also tend to be more motivated because they’re paying for their own orthodontic care. This makes them a candidate for treatment options like Invisalign, which require a lot of self-discipline. In order for Invisalign to work, you must wear the aligners 20 to 22 hours per day.
Request an Appointment with Us
Our family dentists in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To schedule an appointment, please call Enhance Family Dentistry & Orthodontics at (734) 821-7676. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.