Adults often mistakenly believe they are too old for orthodontic correction. Old wives’ tales persist, leading patients to believe adult teeth will not move, or that adult orthodontics are more expensive. Modern dentistry can move adult teeth the same way as children’s teeth, although it may take a little longer. The price for orthodontics depends on the complexity of the correction. When insurance doesn’t cover orthodontic treatment, there are often in-house financing options available. The truth is, you are never too old to correct your smile.
Many Adults Receive Orthodontic Treatment
With all the new dental technology available, many adults receive orthodontic correction without conventional braces. This discreet approach is why it may seem adults are not receiving orthodontic care. Instead, they are correcting their teeth without anyone knowing.
Some adults did not receive childhood orthodontic work, while others did but did not wear their retainers. This caused their teeth to shift out of position. Other adults had mouth injuries as grown-ups, and their teeth moved. No matter the reason for seeking orthodontic care, you do not need to be embarrassed. Your orthodontist will help you find a treatment plan that works for you.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
Orthodontic treatment can improve your ability to brush and floss, make it easier to chew, reduce tooth wear and create a healthier mouth. This is on top of a beautiful smile, which boosts wellness and self-esteem. To achieve this look, some options are:
- Traditional braces. Today’s metal braces are small, lightweight and comfortable.
- Clear braces. Made from ceramic, these work like metal braces, but are less noticeable.
- Invisalign®. Clear, removable teeth aligners that no one can see and are easy to clean.
- Lingual Braces. Braces are placed behind your teeth, where no one can see them.
- Propel. Propel stimulates bone remodeling to move the teeth.
With new digital scanning technology, you can receive precise orthodontic correction. You can even see what your future smile will look like. If you put off orthodontic treatment because you thought you were too old, contact Precision Digital Dentistry today and get the smile you deserve.