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Orthodontics Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore
Posted on 12/22/2015

Orthodontics Aren’t Just for Kids Anymore

When most people think of braces, they think of teenagers and adolescents correcting their smiles when they're young. The truth is, that's not the full picture - not even close. While in days past, the average orthodontic patient was in elementary school, high school, or college, that picture is changing. More and more adults are pursuing orthodontic treatment, and in fact, almost a quarter of the patients we see are adults! All of this is with good reason: thanks to advances made in orthodontic technology, it's never been easier to get a straight, beautiful smile.

It's Never Too Late

It's true what they say: it really is never too late for a beautiful smile. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, and many adults who do pursue a new smile find enormous rewards once they finish treatment. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, helping to prevent problems like plaque build up, tooth decay, and cavities, and they can help alleviate problems with chewing, speaking, sleeping, and TMJ (jaw joint) pain.

The real benefits, though, are psychological. A straighter smile provides a boost in happiness, confidence, and self-esteem that radiates through every area of life: just think how much easier that upcoming proposal at work, first date on Friday, or neighborhood block party would be if you had a smile you were truly proud to show off!

The best part? Orthodontic treatment has never been easier. Modern braces are slimmer, more comfortable, and more attractive than ever before, and revolutionary treatment methods like Invisalign do away with brackets and wires altogether, making your appliances virtually invisible. And with new devices like AcceleDent, you can cut your treatment time in half!

Contact Your Huntington Beach, CA Orthodontist

Ready to find out how a new smile could change your life? We're here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Huntington Beach, CA office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we hope to see you back at this blog for more tips on achieving and maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile!