for Adults: An Overview
Long gone are the
days when a trip to the orthodontist was just for kids.
With the advent of cosmetic dentistry over the course
of the past 25 years, more and more adults are making
regular visits to the orthodontist. Through this article,
you will be provided some important insights into orthodonitic
care for an adult in the 21st century.
A Growing Trend: Adults and Orthodontics
The number of adults
who are seeking orthodontic treatment is greater than
it was just twenty years ago. As much as one quarter
of the patients who opt for orthodontic treatment are
adults. Adults understand that orthodontic treatment
will help them look younger as well as healthier. These
are people whose parents may not have been able to afford
braces when they were young or the technology of that
time may have been inadequate to address their specific
problem. Some people may have had braces, but only wore
the retainer until they stopped growing when a person
is supposed to stop wearing a retainer when they are
24 years old.
Bettering Your Smile, Improving Your
Many adults seek orthodontic
treatment because they know that their smile is the
first thing people see. A good smile can go a long way
for a person not only personally but professionally
as well. A good smile can keep a person looking younger.
A worn smile can make someone look old and even older
than they truly are. It can make them look tired and
haggard. Orthodontic treatment can turn that around,
taking years off of a personís smile and face.