When considering getting braces to correct crooked teeth or a bad bite, most people instantly think that orthodontic procedures are meant for children and young teens.
But nothing could be farther from the truth. Braces can be an effective treatment at any age after your permanent teeth come in. That means any age from 10 to 60 and beyond.
There are some ages to consider when talking about braces for children. Orthodontists can begin detecting possible problems with a child’s teeth as early as age seven and ages 10 to 14 are considered the prime ages for treatment.
But that hardly means that if you weren’t checked by an orthodontist at those ages, you missed the boat. In fact, braces in adults has been steadily growing and adult patients now make up almost half of all orthodontic patients.
The main motivator for the rise in adult braces is aesthetic, or put simply to make your teeth and smile look better. Studies have shown that a nice smile can raise your self-esteem and the way people look at you. People rate a nice smile high on the attractiveness scale.
People are also living longer these days and crooked teeth, improper jaw positioning, and a misaligned bite can cause problems as you age. Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can cause headaches, chewing problems, jaw pain, and contribute to tooth decay, to name just a few problems, so investing in braces is also an investment in oral health.
Also contributing to the rise in adult braces are advancements in treatments such as those that we offer at Tenbrook Orthodontics. Today’s modern braces are more comfortable, less intrusive, less visible, and in many cases can be worn for much less time than the braces you may remember from childhood.
One big advantage comes from our special T1 and T–Clear braces. Many adults balk at the thought of having metallic braces on their teeth, thinking it makes them look like a kid. T–Clear braces are almost invisible.
Most invisible braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment. But our T-Clear braces are virtually invisible and resistant to staining and discoloration. They employ the latest generation of TenBrook Self-Ligating System, which combines T1 or T-Clear braces with a series of high-efficiency nickel titanium archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably.
They also offer minimal discomfort and usually cut treatment time in half to about one year.
Consider these advantages:
- They are comfortable.
- They are easy to keep clean.
- They work faster than other braces and aligners. Usually only about 1 year.
- Use less force for less discomfort.
- Have the most advanced technology and highest quality materials.
- TenBrook Orthodontic assistants are friendly, courteous, and highly trained.
- They are a great value. Dr. TenBrook invented his braces, so we pass the savings on to you.
Whatever reasons kept you from correcting orthodontic problems in the past, there’s nothing stopping you – certainly not your age – from taking action now. Call us for a free consultation.
Remember a perfect smile is ageless. Give us a call for a free consultation at 1-877-SMILE10.