When you think of orthodontics, you may picture a young teen straightening their teeth during the most awkward phase of their life. However, parents are no longer left out of the spotlight when it comes to orthodontics. An increasing number of adults are choosing to straighten their teeth. In fact, 1 in 3 cases are above the age of 18, making the number of adults who see orthodontists at an all time high. But why is this happening? Keep reading to see why more and more older patients are seeking straight smiles.
Crooked and misaligned teeth can affect your appearance, but they also impact your confidence and self-esteem. If you hide your smile in public or for photos, you may not feel as confident in social and professional settings. This can hurt your self-esteem, and it may even lead to missed opportunities during interviews, meetings, and more. However, orthodontics allows you to achieve the smile of your dreams, boosting your confidence in the process! With a straight set of teeth, you’ll be ready to flash your grin for any event.
More Than Just a Beautiful Smile
Of course, the most obvious way an uneven smile affects you is your appearance. However, misalignment can also have an impact on your oral health. Crooked and crowded teeth make it harder to brush and floss certain areas, allowing plaque and bacteria to build up. Instead of experiencing higher risks of decay and gum disease, you can choose orthodontics to straighten your teeth. After, you can enjoy easy brushing and flossing for a beautiful AND healthy smile.
A Faster Way to Achieve the Smile of Your Dreams
With little to no responsibility, teens are great candidates for orthodontics because they don’t have a lot of time commitments besides school. That may leave adults wondering how they could ever enjoy orthodontics during their busy lives. Well, your orthodontist has an answer and it involves the latest technology. Using an instrument called Acceledent, your orthodontist can make your treatment time up to 50% faster. Patients will simply wear the Acceledent mouthpiece for about 20 minutes a day. This special instrument uses SoftPulse technology, sending tiny vibrations into your bone that helps speed up the alignment process. For example, with Invisalign orthodontics taking an average of 6 to 18 months, patients using Acceledent could achieve results in 3 to 9 months!
Are you ready to get the straight teeth you’ve always wanted! It’s not too late. Contact your orthodontist today to enjoy a youthful, beautiful, confident, and aligned smile.
Meet the Orthodontist
Dr. Stan Drabik is a highly trained orthodontist who wants his patients to have access to the latest and greatest treatments. That’s why he offers services like Acceledent because he knows your time is precious. If you have any questions, he can be contacted through his website or by phone at his Webster and Rochester locations.