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Adult Braces - It’s Never Too Late for a Bright Smile

by televoxweb on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:26 AM

Braces may be representative of teenage years because that’s when most people undergo orthodontic treatment. However, there is a growing number of adults who wear braces. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, about one million Americans over 18 wear braces. There are many reasons why adults choose to wear braces, but one thing is for sure, braces can offer many different health benefits, no matter what age you are.

Why Adult Braces

You may be hesitant about getting braces as an adult, but we at Arthur Orthodontics in Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ believe the health benefits of undergoing adult orthodontic treatment are reason enough. Plus, everyone deserves the smile they’ve always dreamed of!

Correcting misaligned teeth or a misaligned bite can have a positive effects on your overall health. A better smile resulting from adult braces can:

  • Be less prone to tooth decay and gum disease - uncrowded teeth are easier to clean, lessening harmful bacteria in your mouth
  • Alleviate jaw pain, headaches, and earaches - an aligned bite doesn’t put any strain on your teeth that may cause pain in your jaw, head, and ears
  • Boost your self-esteem - a bright smile and correct bite can make you feel more confident about your appearance

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

With advancements in orthodontic treatment, there are many different types of braces, from efficient Damon braces to discreet clear aligners, like Invisalign. You and your orthodontist are sure to find an orthodontic solution to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Contact Your Scottsdale and Glendale, AZ Adult Orthodontic Specialists

Dr. Arthur and Dr. Ortiz see many adult patients at their Scottsdale and Glendale offices. If you’re considering adult orthodontic treatment, contact us with any questions you may have and request an appointment online to get on your way to your best smile!