4 Reasons Why Adults Should Seek Orthodontic

by Michael Abdoney - 03/31/2017 -Braces,Invisalign,Orthodontist Tampa FL,TRADITIONAL BRACES

Either way, if you are less than satisfied with the smile you see in the mirror and in pictures you do have options.

You’re never too old for the smile of your dreams! More adults than ever are seeking orthodontic care.

In fact, nearly 20% of braces wearers are adults.

Here are four reasons why adults should seek orthodontic care.

You’re tired of hiding your smile

There’s no getting around it. Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you and it’s the first thing you see in photographs.

While a few months in braces may not be ideal, for many people this comes to outweigh the prospect of a lifetime of hiding your smile.

In extreme cases, individuals may need to wear braces as long as three years, but most people who seek orthodontic care only need their braces for about 18 months.

Better understanding of the value of smiling

That’s right — your smile could be an asset to you in more than just social settings.

An article published by The Guardian suggests that smiles have the power to lure customers into “spending more than they intended” and play a huge role in “creating lucrative working relationships.”

If you aren’t comfortable with your smile, there is a good chance it is reflected in your relationships at work (and maybe even in your paycheck).

Advances in dental technology

Advances continue to be made in the field of orthodontic care, so it is very likely that things have changed some since your childhood.

Treatment time has shortened and the time between orthodontic visits is longer — meaning fewer trips and fewer interruptions to your schedule.

Aside from this, the actual form of treatment has improved. No longer are you forced to be known as “metal mouth” in order to get the smile of your dreams. The next section discussed treatment options that have become available in recent years.

New forms of treatment

Many adults still opt for traditional braces because they are extremely strong — meaning they rarely break and can be used for most all treatment plans — and they are the most refined treatment option.

However, this is no longer the only option available to orthodontic patients.

Damon braces can be used to treat many patients who want a faster treatment time, but aren’t particularly concerned with the appearance of traditional braces.

If your concern is mostly with the aesthetics of braces, don’t worry! There’s and orthodontic care option for you too.


Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic retainers to straighten teeth without the mouthful of metal. Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of concerns that include gaps between the teeth, overbite and underbite, openbite, crowding, and crossbite.

The reasons adults are seeking orthodontic care are personal and vary from case to case, but there seems to be one thing adult orthodontic patients have in common.

Everyone wants a straighter, brighter smile they can be proud of.