Orthodontic treatments like Line-M-Up™ and braces are becoming increasingly popular amongst adults of all ages!
Many years ago it was largely understood that braces and orthodontic treatment was mostly meant for kids and teenagers, but that couldn’t be further from the truth today!
Adults of all ages have come to JK Orthodontics for our revolutionary invisible aligner technology called Line-M-Up™, and countless adults are also obtaining more traditional treatment options like braces in higher numbers as well. Every year the number of adults getting treatment steadily increases, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
So why exactly is there a growing trend for adult orthodontic treatment? Below we’re going over 6 common reasons why it’s never too late to get braces or Line-M-Up™:
1. Beautiful Smiles Are Important No Matter How Old You Are
Your smile is undeniably one of the first things that people notice about you during first impressions, and a lot of people experience issues with self-confidence that’s actually rooted in not having a straight smile.
Having a beautiful, healthy smile also is known to help improve social and professional success in a whole variety of ways, and these are important things for every adult to consider!
2. Today’s Braces Are Less Noticeable And More Efficient
Braces have changed a lot in recent decades, and today’s brackets are much smaller and less noticeable. Braces treatment in general is also much more efficient and less painful than it once was, which is a big bonus for adults considering braces or invisible aligners!
A lot of adults do in fact decide to use our Line-M-Up™ treatment because it provides an elaborate set of removable aligners that you wear over your teeth on a daily basis. Invisible aligners are great for adults who are a bit self-conscious about wearing traditional braces, and our cutting-edge technology makes invisible aligner treatment just as efficient as braces!
3. Teeth Tend To Move Throughout Adulthood
It’s very likely that your teeth will begin to shift as you get older, so even if you had braces as a child you’ll likely experience slight overcrowding or crooked teeth later in life.
This of course is something that you don’t have to live with forever, and getting treatment as an adult is many times very quick because the more recent shifts can be efficiently adjusted!
4. Straight Teeth Go A Long Way To Avoid Other Oral Health Issues
There are many important health benefits related to having straight teeth that every adult can benefit from. Having crooked teeth as you get older can lead to issues like tooth decay, gum disease, persistent headaches and all sorts of other serious health issues that are best to be avoided as much as possible.
Orthodontic treatment just so happens to be one of the best ways to avoid these types of problems later in life, and it can exponentially decrease your chances of tooth loss!
5. Adults Can Afford Orthodontic Treatment
We’ve supported many adult patients that didn’t have the financial opportunities to get treatment when they were kids, and these patients are generally very excited by being able to afford treatment later in life. And what’s great about today’s treatment options is that they’re more affordable than ever before!
JK Orthodontics provides a couple different financing options and payment plans to accommodate anyone’s budget, and we’ll also be sure to thoroughly review your insurance policies to help you get the most of your dental benefits.
6. People Are Living Longer, And Their Teeth Are Lasting Longer As Well!
There’s no denying that average life expectancies are only going to increase over the next few decades, and what’s great about everyone living longer from an orthodontic standpoint is that more adults are keeping their teeth for life as well!
Older people aren’t planning on using dentures as much anymore, which is why it makes a lot of sense for adults to invest in their teeth long before they run the risks of tooth loss. This is one of the reasons why there has been a significant increase in orthodontic patients aged in their 60s through their 80s in recent years!
Reach Out To JK Orthodontics To Learn More About Our Adult Treatment Options!
JK Orthodontics has been an industry leader in Central Ohio for over 30 years, and it means so much to us to see how recent technological advancements have made it much easier for adults to feel more comfortable with correcting their smiles and jaw misalignments. Your teeth truly can be straightened at any age, and having a healthy, beautiful smile is always a great investment in your future!
Contact us online or call us at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to get in touch with our team and schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Karpac today!