Braces Make Life Better for AdultsSaturday, November 2nd, 2013, 3:43 pm
A recent survey showed that 92% of adults who had braces as an adult would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults! Three out of four people said that they had seen improvements in their professional or personal lives since finishing orthodontic treatment. The new sense of self-confidence that a straight, beautiful smile gave them direct improvements in their lives.
The survey was completed by the American Association of Orthodontists and the president of that organization said, “Adults are seeking treatment in record numbers, and we encourage anyone, at any age, to consult an orthodontist to learn if they could benefit from treatment. It’s never too late to move healthy teeth.”
The number of adult patients seeking orthodontic treatment increases each year and more and more men are joining this group. As of 2012 44% of adult patients were male, a 30% increase compared with 2010 numbers.
Orthodontic treatment is not just about having a pretty smile. There are oral health problems associated with crooked teeth as well. Teeth that are crowded or overlap are more difficult to clean and this can lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Teeth that don’t close together correctly, a bad bite, can lead to TMJ problems including painful headaches and jaw pain.
Find out more about your options for straightening those crooked teeth by contacting Wilbanks Smile Center. Many adults can use invisible braces such as Invisalign to straighten their teeth, and no one can tell you are wearing braces!
Contact our Tocoa, GA office today for your orthodontic consultation. Call us at 706-886-9439 and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.