Braces aren’t just for teens anymore!
Historically, braces have been associated with teenagers. However, today an increasing number of adults are choosing to wear braces to straighten their teeth. In fact, more than 1 million adults choose braces to straighten their teeth each year!
Am I Too Old For Braces?
No one is too old for braces. Over the last 20 years the number of adults that have received treatment from an orthodontist has grown exponentially.
Zoom, Facetime and other online video systems have made having a straight, attractive smile more important than ever before, but cosmetic reasons aren’t the only reason adults recieve orthodontic treatment. Some adults didn’t have treatment as kids, while others develop issues over time that didn’t affect them as children, such as jaw pain or migraine headaches, or crowded or overlapped teeth.
However, the most common reason that adults straighten their teeth is to improve their social life. Improving your smile is a definite boost to your confidence.
How long will braces take?
This question is hard to answer. Your orthodontic issues and options for treatment will determine the duration of treatment. However, our doctor is great at estimating your treatment time and will tell you how long you’ll be in treatment at your free evaluation and consultation.
What type of braces are best?
The type of orthodontic treatment you recieve will be determined by your orthodontic needs. At Barton Orthodontics, we offer the hi-tech braces (clear and metal) and Invisalign clear aligners. We will be happy to discuss each type of braces with you when you come in.