Braces aren’t just for teens anymore!

Learn About Braces for Adults here…

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!

The idea that orthodontic care is just for kids and teenagers is a widespread myth. In reality, your teeth can shift at any age, potentially leading to crooked teeth, misaligned bites, or other discomforts. No matter your age, if you’re dissatisfied with your smile for aesthetic or health reasons, it’s never too late to seek improvement.

Indeed, a radiant, healthy smile isn’t restricted by age. Orthodontic treatment is an excellent choice for nearly all adults. Just like younger patients, adults can enjoy the boost in self-esteem that comes with a great smile, not to mention the benefits to their oral health.

The field of adult orthodontics has seen remarkable advancements, making treatments more comfortable and less conspicuous than before. Many modern options are specifically designed to be discreet, aligning well with your lifestyle and ensuring that your journey to a better smile is as smooth and unobtrusive as possible.

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.