Many adult patients wonder whether they should get braces, even if their teeth are far out of alignment. Braces take longer to straighten teeth in adults, and they’re highly visible during the treatment period. But the stigma of adult braces is rapidly fading. In the last twenty years, the number of adult patients getting braces has exploded. Patients are coming to realize that a great smile is worth it, no matter if your teeth are straightened as a teen or later in life. Adults should absolutely consider getting braces to improve their smile.
Adults are Motivated Patients
Children and teens most often get orthodontic treatment because they are told to by their parents or dentist. Adults, however, usually choose for themselves to seek treatment. This means that they are often better motivated, better informed, and take more care in following instructions. By being an equal partner in the treatment process, adults can make their treatments quicker and easier.