So you think you’re too old for braces? Think orthodontic treatment is just for teenagers? You might want to think again. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients are actually over the age of 21, showing that it is no longer taboo or that you’re never too old!
Adults seek orthodontic treatment for many of the same reasons as children. Some adults had orthodontic problems as children but were unable to correct them until now. Others, who had treatment as children, may need further treatment as adults due to relapse or limitations in their initial treatment. Whatever the reason, we recognize that adults and children have different needs and require a different level of attention and care, so we will work with you to ensure that your needs are met with respect and understanding.
Benefits of Treatment
Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment in many ways. These include:
- Straighter, less crowded and less crooked teeth – leads to improved oral hygiene and overall better health
- A fuller, wider and more beautiful smile
- Improved facial profile and balance for a more youthful look
- Correction of relapse (tooth movement) after previous orthodontic treatment due to lack of long term retainer wear
- Create a better and more comfortable bite and ability to chew
- Address missing teeth
- Fewer dark spaces or triangles at the corners of your mouth
- Reduce excessive wear on the teeth due to grinding or poor bite
Appearance of Braces
Many adults are concerned with the appearance of braces. Damon Clear is a part of the innovative Damon Smile System, which combines “tieless” brackets and high tech archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth quickly and comfortably with amazing results! Damon Clear gives you the best of traditional braces and efficient technology to deliver a more discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond just straight teeth! Damon Clear are also resistant to staining and discoloration, which means most people won’t even realize you’re wearing braces at all!
Another option to getting that beautiful smile you’ve always wanted is with Invisalign® – the invisible alternative to braces! This technology involves clear removable aligners, fabricated through advanced 3-D imaging, to align the teeth.
Typically, your teeth will be the most sore 12-24 hours after your get your braces and will disappear within 3 to 5 days. High tech appliances such as the Damon Clear braces and Invisalign are more comfortable to wear because neither require tightening and are gentle to the teeth and gums. These modern techniques put less pressure on the teeth to cause discomfort while moving the teeth more quickly and efficiently.
See results faster than you might think! While treatment times vary from cases to case, The Damon Clear System and Invisalign treatment can be up to six months faster than traditional braces. That typically means fewer office visits, which is more convenient for you, your family and your lifestyle!
The cost of adult orthodontic treatment should never keep you from having the smile you’ve always wanted! Only D. Chadwell can truly determine the cost of braces based on your specific needs. The cost is determined by the difficulty of your case, the appliances used, length of treatment time, insurance coverage and more.
Many employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts, or FSAs, which allow you to set aside a portion of your paycheck to pay for qualified medical expenses. Orthodontic treatment is typically covered under most FSAs. If your employer offers an FSA and you want to invest in a healthier, more attractive smile, plan ahead by speaking with your HR department today! You’ll save money while getting all the benefits of orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Brandon Chadwell has treated individuals in their 50’s, 60’s and even their 70’s. It is never too late to gain the smile you have always wanted.