Over the years, orthodontics and treatments have changed. They are not just for teenagers anymore. Though braces are usually recommended in adolescence, more adults are now turning to orthodontists to fix issues with their teeth that were not addressed when they were young. Gardner Orthodontics treats patients of all ages, with all types of orthodontic issues. As a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Gardner knows that age is not a factor in receiving high quality orthodontic treatment to straighten your smile.
4 Reasons Adults are Seeking Orthodontic Treatments
- Improving Self Confidence
Teeth are important for more than just eating. They are also a major factor in appearance and in self confidence. Having a beautiful smile can boost a person’s self-esteem and help them to feel confident. An unattractive smile can have the complete opposite effect on people because uneven teeth may make people feel unattractive and self conscious. As an adult, this may also affect how people are viewed by potential employers. A straight, healthy smile may provide a more professional look and increase the chances of being taken more seriously.
- Improving Dental Health
As people age, the chance of dental health problems may increase. Loss of bone structure and issues with the structure of the jaw, such as TMJ, may cause difficulty with chewing and biting. Sometimes braces can help with alignment to improve these issues.
- Changes to Orthodontics
Over the years there have been many changes and improvements to braces. There are now many choices when it comes to braces. Invisalign clear aligners, sublingual braces and ceramic and clear brackets are now available for patients, along with the more traditional metal braces. All of these options give adults excellent choices in how they want to pursue their orthodontic care.
Braces can be costly, but with the variety of choices available now, many adults whose families may not have been able to provide orthodontic care when they were younger have options. Gardner Orthodontics accepts a variety of health insurances plans and offers financing options for costs not covered by insurance.
If you are ready to start your journey to the healthy, beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted, contact Gardner Orthodontics at (804) 282-0505 to request a complimentary consultation. Our team of dental experts and 2 convenient locations for treatment will make your adult orthodontic journey a great investment for your future.