Young kids are no longer the only patients who are seeing the beneficial effects of orthodontics. There’s a clear increase in the number of adult patients that have decided that it’s never too late to start taking care of their teeth.
So, why are we seeing more adult orthodontic patients? There are several reasons why these cases are on the rise.
Results You Can See
Many adults have focused on improving their child’s oral health with orthodontics for years, neglecting their own mouths in the process. It’s only natural to overlook one’s own health while trying to give a child a great smile.
The bottom line? Orthodontics gets the same quality results in adults as it does in children. From minor changes in teeth growth patterns to full-scale comprehensive restructuring, orthodontics offers an excellent solution to many common or complex dental problems. Adults who visit the Orthodontist are able to clearly see a beautiful smile and a healthier mouth.
Less Noticeable Treatment Options
Over the years, the field of orthodontics has evolved. We’re now able to use tools and technology to equip our orthodontic patients with less visible, more subtle treatment options. Particularly with the arrival of clear aligners such as Invisalign, adults can undergo substantial orthodontic treatment with a minimal outward appearance or interruption to their lifestyles.
Every person’s orthodontic journey is different, and treatment options vary. When you consult the Orthodontist at Dental Arts, we’ll walk you through your options and recommend the best path to achieve your goals and improve your oral health. You’re never too old for a beautiful smile!
Clear Health Benefits
Having straight teeth is wonderful for your smile and helps boost confidence in many aspects of your life. However, there are a host of actual health benefits that come along with orthodontic treatment.
For example, it is easier to keep straight teeth clean because they are well aligned and don’t pack food as noticeably. When your teeth are well aligned, your teeth, muscles and joints all work in harmony to lower the chances of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. Also, your fillings and crowns can be designed to proper contours and proportions, resulting in longer-lasting, properly functioning teeth for years to come.
As time goes on, people are living longer lives, and it’s important to have healthy, straight teeth that can outlive us. More and more adults are realizing this and are taking action to make oral health a priority.
As you can see, there are quite a few reasons why more adults are taking orthodontics seriously. Are you?
At Dental Arts, our board-certified Orthodontist, Dr. Brent Benoit, has achieved excellent results with patients young and old. If you’d like to learn how Dental Arts can help you get the results you want for your mouth, please contact us.
Dental Arts is a full-service general dentistry and orthodontic practice for the entire family. For more than three decades, we have been providing the highest quality dental and orthodontic care available to the residents of New Orleans. Explore the Dental Arts difference today.