Cavalancia Orthodontics

Why Adults Should Seek Orthodontic Treatment

April 21, 2019
Posted By: Will Edmonson

Why Adults Should Seek Orthodontic Treatment

Braces are often thought of as something for teenages, but this is not the case! There is no age too old for braces. If you are an adult, unhappy with your teeth and smile, let’s talk through your options. At Cavalancia Orthodontics, we offer comprehensive orthodontic options for adults, including discrete and inconspicuous options. Orthodontic treatment for adults is actually very similar to teen treatment, the difference is we can make it more discrete with clear braces or invisible aligners. We will find the best and most appropriate treatment plan for you because we believe that any adult who is unhappy with his or her teeth should get braces!

Every Smile Is Important

Just because you are an adult, it does not mean you don’t deserve a beautiful, straight smile. Every smile is important, especially to our Cavalancia orthodontists. As an adult, you deserve a function smile just as much as a child or teen does. It is not less important to have straight teeth as an adult. In fact, it’s equally as important!

Your Teeth Can Shift At Any Age

Healthy teeth can actually swift and move position at any age, even if you’ve previously had braces. Teeth can move due to an injury, a specific health condition, or simply naturally. As an adult, your teeth may move out of place making braces an even better option! At Cavalancia Orthodontics, we can assist all adults with various types of orthodontic treatments. Whether you have slightly shifted teeth or quite crooked teeth, we can help!

Avoid Serious Teeth & Mouth Problems

Straight teeth will decrease your chances of future dental and orthodontic problems. Misaligned teeth or a crossbite can create higher chances of gathering plaque, food build up, and bacteria. It is actually more difficult to clean crooked teeth because there are more tight spaces where plaque thrives and a toothbrush probably will not reach these places well enough. Unfortunately, this may lead to periodontal disease or gum disease.

Braces Are Cheaper Today

Braces have come a long way over the years. Not only has the technology vastly improved, but the prices are much cheaper, payment plans allow for more affordable options, and many insurance companies also cover braces. Overall, braces are more affordable in general, no matter which option you choose as an adult.

Discreet & Less Noticeable

Today, we have many different choices for orthodontic appliances, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners. For adults, we usually recommend clear braces or clear aligners as they are less noticeable. Clear braces are very discrete. They do not require colored rubber bands, making them less noticeable. The high-tech orthodontic wires that are used do not need to be tightened as frequently as traditional braces, making them one of the easiest and most comfortable orthodontic options for adults.

Clear aligners are another excellent option for orthodontic appliances. They consist of clear plastic aligners that are changed every two weeks to slowly move and adjust your teeth to the correct position. These appliances can be removed to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Both clear braces and clear aligners are adequate options to straighten your teeth. Of course, every patient is different from the next, meaning their smile goals and orthodontic needs will be different as well.

People Live Longer

With advanced medicine and diet, people live much longer today. Why have crooked teeth or a smile you are not entirely proud of your entire life? It’s never too late to get braces! At Cavalancia Orthodontics in Johnstown, we have patients who are in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s with braces! Adults are the fastest group of patients receiving braces and clear aligners. Don’t wait, you too can have a straight, beautiful smile!

Contact Cavalancia Orthodontics For Your First Orthodontic Consultation!

If you are interested in learning more about adult braces or clear aligners, please call or stop by Cavalancia Orthodontics today! We are conveniently located in Indiana and Johnstown and can provide you with traditional braces, clear braces, or clear aligners. Schedule your first appointment with one of our orthodontist today. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of!

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