Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Who Says Braces Are For Kids?
According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists, 48% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 have untagged photos on Facebook because they don’t like their smiles.
You might have noticed, in the last several years, that more adults are asking questions about orthodontic treatment (braces). "Am I too old for orthodontics?" "How much would it cost?" "Will people laugh at me?" "I only want the lower teeth straightened.” Do I need full braces?" "How long would it take?" At one time or another you've probably heard or have even thought about these questions.
Orthodontic treatment can be performed at any age, and adults are seeking orthodontic care in increasing numbers. It is estimated that adult braces make up 25 percent of all orthodontic practices today.
The fact is that many adults whose parents could not afford orthodontic treatment ten, twenty or even thirty years ago now have the discretionary income to finally correct that bothersome smile and acknowledge the positive impact of orthodontics on their health. Moreover, the affordability of braces today, improved technology with shorter treatment time, less discomfort, and more aesthetically pleasing braces all make orthodontic treatment an attractive option for adults. And, contrary to popular belief, wearing braces will not interfere with an adult lifestyle. Adults can now visualize what orthodontic treatment can do for them.
So whether you’re seeking orthodontic treatment (braces) for cosmetics/aesthetic reasons such as crowding, spacing, protruding teeth, or for health concerns such as periodontal (gum disease) and/or restorative (crowns) reasons... orthodontics is always a change for the better, regardless of age. Whatever the reason, Cohen Orthodontics is conscious of the adult patients’ lifestyles and their desire for less visible braces.
Invisible Aligners & Clear Braces
Some patients want braces that are nearly invisible. Considerable publicity has been given to new clear braces
and removable invisible aligners. Less visible, clear braces are rapidly gaining in popularity. These braces can boost the patient's self-esteem and help eliminate the self-consciousness that may be associated with wearing metal braces. For those patients who want complete "obscurity", removable invisible aligners may be an option, although they are not applicable to all orthodontic problems.
“Short-Term” Friendly Adult Braces
Recent innovations employed by Cohen Orthodontics, using “Short-Term” orthodontic treatment, generates an aesthetically pleasing smile within 6 to 10 months for most adult patients. “Short-Term” orthodontic treatment emphasizes moving teeth efficiently into the appropriate position to affect change, rather than addressing every imperfection. The vast majority of adults with crooked teeth are candidates for “Short-Term” orthodontic treatment.
“Short-Term” orthodontic treatment is also more patient-friendly from a financial perspective, providing individuals with the opportunity to have the smile they have always desired.
In today's health-conscious society, where physical appearance is important, aesthetic advancements in braces will continue to popularize orthodontics. The ongoing development of new materials and technologies are expected to enhance a patient's experience, and Cohen Orthodontics will continue to incorporate these advances into patient treatment plans.
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We serve Boca Raton, Coral Springs and the surrounding areas and look forward to helping you with your orthodontic needs.