We’re sure we could sit here and go over the reasons why most adults might find wearing braces less-than-convenient. But, instead, we’d rather talk about some of the benefits orthodontic treatments bring, including braces. One might think that few adults wear braces, but in fact, as the American Association of Orthodontists notes, demand for orthodontic treatment in adults has grown, so much so that adult orthodontic patients now make up around 20% of a practice’s new client base. Adult Orthodontics Benefits:
• Teeth can shift at any age, even when they’re perfectly healthy. It can happen due to an injury, a health condition, or even by natural growth, promoting a crooked, crowded smile.
• Misalignment can cause all sorts of discomfort and health problems. Adults should get braces to avoid serious problems with their teeth and mouth. You can steer clear of tooth decay, gum recession, bone loss, and irregular wear of your tooth enamel, not to mention TMJ/TMD discomfort, which is often chronic.
• We live in amazing times. Technology has rendered braces better, cheaper, and far less ostentatious. Brackets used today are noticeably (or not so noticeably — wink, wink) smaller. Ceramic braces are a popular option for adults, often made of translucent material. Invisalign is another fantastic advancement, and so is accelerated orthodontics.
• In our adult lives we tend to be more established, at least to the point where we might be able to swing braces financially, whereas when we were younger, it would have been far more of a struggle. Mid Wilshire Dentistry has flexible options. We work with our patients to make sure that our orthodontics programs are available to the masses.
7 Celebrities Who’ve Worn Braces as Adults We don’t really like to name names at Mid Wilshire Dentistry, but if it’s in the name of raising oral health awareness, we will. Gwen Stefani, the legendary Nicholas Cage, and a 45-year-old Faith Hill all donned braces, even while they were in the public eye. Surely if these people in the limelight can endure orthodontics, just about anyone can. Khloe Kardashian, Katherine Heigl, Faye Dunaway, and even the one and only Tom Cruise have sported braces in their more advanced years. Contact Mid Wilshire Dentistry today if you’d like to know more about braces or our signature orthodontics plans. We’ll schedule your initial consultation and get started on your new smile.