If you’re a grownup who has longed for straight teeth, this may be of particular interest to you: more adults than ever before are getting braces. And you can get started on straightening yours at Henry Advanced Orthodontics in St. Augustine.
About one million adults in the United States and Canada got braces for their teeth in 2012, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. Two years later than number had ballooned to nearly 1.4 million. And it wasn’t just a matter of vanity: by improving the alignment of their teeth, the adults with braces were probably heading off dental issues later in life.
“If you have straighter teeth and a better bite,” said a dentist in Honolulu, “your chance of keeping all your teeth throughout your life is higher.”
Dental professionals say that one of the things spurring this increase in adult orthodontics are clear braces from Invisalign. These aligners are nearly undetectable to those around you, and they do an excellent job in correcting misaligned teeth. They are also removable, so you can take them out for meals and when you brush your teeth at bedtime.
In some cases, adults are better off with traditional braces. Even these can be made to be inconspicuous.
If you’re among the millions of adults who would like to improve your bite, call Henry Advanced Orthodontics in St. Augustine. We also provide braces for kids and teenagers. Make an appointment with us today.
Quotation from Honolulu magazine, Feb. 2018