Wearing braces is a rite of passage for many kids. But increasingly, adults are also getting braces to straighten their teeth, fix their bites and improve their smiles. Orthodontic options that make braces inconspicuous are a big part of this rising popularity. If you’re considering getting braces, here’s what you should know.
First, you’re not alone. A 2014 survey from the American Association of Orthodontists found that adults made up a record high of nearly 1.5 million orthodontics patients in the U.S. and Canada.
While the primary reason to get braces may be cosmetic, there are also health and emotional benefits as well. Keeping teeth clean is easier when they are in alignment. Self-esteem and confidence can also be important emotional factors to consider.
The available technology – including Invisalign, Damon Brackets and InVu (to name a few) give adults a wide range of options that are discreet and effective. Dr. Wright and the staff at Owl Orthodontics can help you select the right treatment based on your particular case.
If you have any questions about adult braces or would like a complementary consultation, please contact us to get started.