Never Too Late For Braces

Adults are seeking orthodontic treatment, braces to straighten their teeth, in higher numbers. A new study completed on behalf of the American Association of Orthodontists shows some reasons why this treatment has become so popular for adults. Especially popular are clear braces.co-smile

Patients who had completed orthodontic treatment were surveyed with several questions. 75% of patients reported improved career and/or personal relationships which they attributed to their new and improved smiles. Young adults aged 18 to 34 were really happy with how their straighter smiles improved their personal relationships – 87% reported increased success in this area!

Adult patients are seeking orthodontic treatment in record numbers and straightening crooked teeth isn’t all about looks. Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean which can lead to increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Crooked teeth can also mean a poor bite, meaning the teeth don’t close together correctly. This can lead to painful jaw joint problems (TMJ).

Most adults don’t need to wear the old style braces. Today most cases can be treated using a series of clear trays that are invisible when worn. One tray is worn for a specified amount of time and then the next and so on until the teeth have been moved to their proper positions. Truly amazing technology that lets you eat and brush your teeth without the hassle of old style braces.

Find out more about improving both the health and beauty of your smile using clear braces by contacting Rothfus Family Dental in Medford, OR today at 541-858-7994.