More and more people are realizing that orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teenagers!
It’s become very apparent in recent years that parents and adults of all ages no longer see orthodontic treatment as something that’s just for teenagers and young children. Parents don’t want to only take the back seat while their children experience all of the many benefits of orthodontic treatment, and these days we’re seeing an increased influx of adult patients utilizing Line-M-Up™ and traditional braces to make certain oral health corrections once and for all!
Today about 33% of all orthodontic patients are above 18, so it’s true that the overall numbers of adults getting orthodontic treatment are at record highs. Most of the experts throughout the industry are expecting that these trending numbers will only increase into the future, and that the general likelihood of adult orthodontic patients is here to stay for good.
So in this article we’re going to delve into exactly why this trend has occurred in recent years, and why our team expects many more adults to utilize our services going forward.
And as always feel free to reach out to us online to speak with our team about how we support adults when it comes to orthodontic treatment!
Adult Treatment Works!
It’s first and foremost important for adults to understand that their age doesn’t play a factor in terms of the overall effectiveness of orthodontic treatment, and that our treatment strategies are equally as successful for both children and adults. The main reason why this is the case is because healthy teeth can be moved no matter what age a patient is, which is due to the fact that this process is essentially the exact same physiological procedure.
Each case’s complexity is completely unique, as well as a patient’s overall goals for their orthodontic treatment. Many adults have been looking to orthodontists for short-term touch ups that only take several months to achieve, and many of these adults even had braces as a kid but just didn’t utilize their retainers long enough!
Of course there are also countless adult patients who are looking for more comprehensive orthodontic treatment, which will subsequently take much longer than just a handful of months. But it’s important to know that orthodontic specialists like Dr. Karpac will always be capable of customizing your new smile to your specific preferences, and we won’t require a dentist’s referral to get the ball rolling!
Treatment Isn’t Necessarily Noticeable With Line-M-Up™
Modern advancements throughout the entire orthodontic industry have helped make treatment much less noticeable and more comfortable than ever before. The vast majority of adults who come in for orthodontic treatment want to utilize our treatment options that minimize appliance appearance and simply are better fits for an adult lifestyle.
This is where Dr. Karpac’s unique invisible aligner system called Line-M-Up™ comes into play, which has been very popular in recent years with both teenagers and adult patients alike.
But of course not every single appliance will be 100% suitable for all orthodontic issues, which is why Dr. Karpac and our team will be able to fully determine if Line-M-Up™ or other treatment options are right for your best results.
Orthodontic Treatment Provides Much More Than Just a Good-Looking Smile
Although it’s very true that the effects of orthodontic treatment will leave patients with straighter teeth that will undoubtedly support self-confidence, there’s so much more to these dental procedures than what meets the eye.
When adults neglect misaligned teeth by not obtaining orthodontic treatment, they are putting themselves at a much higher risk of incurring serious dental problems like gum disease, tooth decay, difficulty chewing and even abnormal tooth enamel wearing. There’s no doubt about it that our life expectancies are rapidly increasing, which subsequently has made it very important for adults to prepare themselves for aging by ensuring their teeth are as healthy as possible.
The upward trend of adults of all ages getting orthodontic treatment is a true testament to many more people increasingly prioritizing their oral health.
Reach Out To The Experts At James Karpac Orthodontics For More Information About Adult Orthodontic Treatment!
Adult orthodontic treatment is becoming increasingly popular for a variety of reasons, but you’ll need to reach out to us to get the full picture as to how you’re overall health will improve and the unique procedures that will be required for you.
Always feel free to contact us online or call us at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to speak with our team of experts and schedule your initial consultation!