Why Adults Wear Braces

Orthodontic treatment and braces are not just for kids.

It’s not only children who want a better smile.

Most adults get orthodontic treatment because they know that your smile is one of your most important features.

As you get older you want to keep a smile that makes you look good rather than haggard.

The fact is that many people did not get braces when they were young.

That may be because their parents could not afford it at the time or that their teeth could not be fixed with the techniques then available.

Now they may have problems with their teeth and gums or perhaps they get indigestion a lot or maybe they are just unhappy with their smile.

Now they have the money and the treatment they need is available so they are going to take advantage.

There are also many people who did have orthodontic treatment when they were younger but did not get the full benefits as they stopped wearing their retainers.

Even after wearing braces, their teeth may still be crooked.

Now up to a quarter of orthodontic treatment is on adult patients.

Orthodontic treatment goes slower when you are older, and it feels different.

But people as old as 90 are getting braces.

It’s never too late to take care of yourself and have a great smile.

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