Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. You may be surprised to know that one in every five patients in braces is over the age of 21. Modern technology has made treatment easier and more appealing than ever. Options for braces today, such as clear brackets and Invisalign, make it less noticeable for those patients who are concerned with how they will look in braces.
There are many life-long benefits for adults that receive orthodontic care. Corrections to malocclusions (a bad bite) alleviate abnormal wear on the teeth, difficulty in chewing, and damage to supporting gum tissue and bone. Left untreated, these problems will most likely get worse. Correcting them through orthodontics is often less costly than the additional dental work that will be needed in later years if a problem is ignored. It can improve your oral health because it is much easier to clean and maintain straight teeth. Having an attractive smile boosts your confidence and self esteem.
Adults with complex problems often require a team approach to treatment. Dr. Lupi works with your dentist or specialist to achieve an ideal end result. Orthodontics may also be recommended before placement of implants, crowns or bridges.
No matter your age, orthodontic treatment brings a change for the better. It is never too late to reap the benefits of the confidence and pride that comes from having a beautiful, healthy smile.