5 Reasons To Consider Adult Orthodontic Treatment

Traditionally, orthodontic treatment was something associated with the teenage years. Today, however, more and more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth. There are a variety of reasons that we are seeing orthodontic treatment rise in popularity with adults, but the most important thing for you to understand is that braces aren’t just for kids anymore.

5 Reasons To Consider Adult Orthodontic Treatment

1. Confidence

Self-confidence is important, regardless of your age. In fact, did you know that those with straight teeth were perceived more likely to be successful and second-date worthy? Whether it’s in your job or your personal life, a straight smile will help give you the confidence you need in order to succeed.

2. Your Oral Health

Did you know that your oral health is a huge contributor to your overall health? Straight teeth are easier to clean, resulting in a mouth that is less affected by decay and periodontal disease.

 3. Flexible Treatment Options

Many adults have declined orthodontic treatment in the past due to one simple reason: they didn’t want metal brackets on their teeth. Today, there are a variety of modern treatment options that are alternatives to metal brackets. Some of these include ceramic (clear) brackets and Invisalign treatment. Chances are good that no one will even know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment!

4. Treatment Doesn’t Last As Long

Many patients are surprised to learn that there are now orthodontic devices that can shorten their orthodontic treatment time dramatically. In fact, some people can have their orthodontic treatment cut in half! This means less time out of your busy schedule, and results that you will begin to see almost immediately!

5. Your Insurance May Include Orthodontic Coverage

If you have dental insurance, you may be surprised to learn that your plan might have adult orthodontic coverage. Some people spend years paying for their dental benefits yet they never fully take advantage of them! You can determine what your dental insurance covers by contacting your insurance company, or having an orthodontic office contact them on your behalf. In addition, Most orthodontic practices now offer many flexible payment options for treatment, including extended payment options, no down payment, or financing.


Today nearly one third of all orthodontic patients are adults. In fact, chances are good that some of your friends, co-workers, or neighbors have recently undergone orthodontic treatment. October is National Orthodontic Health Month and so we are challenging you to schedule an orthodontic consultation between now and October 31st. What are you waiting for? 

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