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3 Reasons Why Orthodontic Treatment is Right for Older Adults

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If you’re embarrassed about your smile but are afraid that it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment, think again! In the last few years, more and more older adults are choosing orthodontic braces. Whether your parents couldn’t afford braces when you were a child or if you’re interested in the new and inconspicuous orthodontic options, more adults are choosing braces to improve their confidence in their smiles!

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Below are 3 reasons why orthodontic treatment can be a great idea for older adults:

  1. Confidence is important at every age – Confidence can wan as we grow older, because bodies change and so do teeth! If you’re embarrassed by the look of your smile, it could have an impact on professional prospects, personal relationships, and even emotional health. Achieving the smile of your dreams can help boost your confidence greatly!
  2. Improving dental health – Crooked teeth can cause extra spaces for plaque and bacteria to hide, making it more difficult to keep the teeth clean. If plaque builds up in these areas, dental cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease can result. The best way to keep the teeth clean is to straighten them out and eliminate these nooks and crannies!
  3. More orthodontic options than ever – Lastly, there are more orthodontic options today than ever before! Aside from traditional metal braces, there are also clear braces, tooth-colored braces, and Invisalign braces, which are clear, removable aligners. Your orthodontist will help you choose the right kind of braces for you based on your individual circumstances and needs.

If you are interested in more information about how orthodontic treatment is right for you as an adult, or to make an appointment for a consultation, please contact Auburn Family Dental. We can help you find an orthodontist who will work with you on your goals for your smile! For more information, call our Wichita, Kansas family dental office today!  

Posted on Jan 11, 2020

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