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Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment?

Are you considering investing in braces or an orthodontic appliance to get your smile straightened? Are thoughts such as “I’m getting far too old for this” crossing your mind? This is definitely not the case! In fact, some of the most successful treatments belong to adult patients! Here’s why:

The commitment

The excitement of a smile make over often tends to wear off over the span of a few months, and this means that some of our younger patients are less encouraged to follow through with the recommended home/after care instructions! As an adult, you’re more likely to understand that the results will be worth your investment, and more effort will be put in to ensure treatment goes smoothly.

Better oral hygiene

When undergoing orthodontic treatment, it’s always necessary to maintain good hygiene habits and keep your smile as healthy as possible. By maintaining clean teeth, this is also another way of getting your appliance to be less noticeable. Adults in general tend to be more effective when it comes to proper brushing and flossing techniques and are more likely to put in the time to ensure everything is done well.

Follow-ups                                 

Your orthodontic treatment might also include extra steps, which might involve scheduling appointments or wearing specific appliances to aid the process. Adult patients are more often most determined to make these follow-up calls and adhere to any additional processes required for the success of the treatment!

Long-term maintenance

There’s a lot of time that’s invested into a straighter smile in order to get the best results possible! However, more adults than younger patients tend to be more accepting of wearing a retainer and schedule further appointments and checkups.

Are you looking for orthodontic treatment? Contact Somersmiles Dental and we’ll give you the best possible solution for a healthy, straight smile!