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You're Never Too Old for Orthodontic Treatment

 A beautiful smile in a healthy mouth is the most obvious goal of orthodontic treatment, but there’s so much more to our specialty than meets the eye. As teeth and jaws come into alignment, self-esteem increases too. Patients can look forward to a lifetime of improved dental health.

Whether you’re 8 or 80, orthodontic treatment can be as successful for adults as it is for adolescents.

 

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than five million people in the United States and Canada are presently in orthodontic treatment. One in five is over the age of 18, while some patients are in their 50s, 60s and older.

 

What are the benefits of adult orthodontic treatment?

  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems

  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth

  • Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth

  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance

  • Improves function of teeth

  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Improves oral health

 

What treatment options of available? 

Less visible and more comfortable braces have made treatment more appealing than ever. Our new techniques and appliances greatly reduce discomfort, decreases the frequency of visits and shortens treatment time. You can also choose from different treatment options, as long as they meet the needs of your individual case. These options may include metal braces or translucent braces, Invisalign and accelerated. 

Speak with Dr. Gorin to learn more about which adult treatment option is best for you.