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5 reasons why it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment

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April 29, 2024

If the thought of orthodontic treatment conjures up images of teenagers with braces, it’s time to update your browser!  According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), one in five orthodontic patients in the United States today is an adult. And those numbers are continuing to increase each year, as more adults discover modern treatment options to fit any budget that are being provided by orthodontists like Lynbrook.

Here are a few of the reasons that today’s orthodontic patient is more and more likely to be an adult:

  • It’s not just about aesthetics! Straight teeth are easier to clean, which can significantly lower the risk of cavities, gum disease, and even bone loss. And professional organizations like the American Dental Association continually emphasize the connection between proper oral hygiene and your overall health.
  • There’s no denying the enhanced confidence that comes with a beautiful smile. More than 90 percent of adults who underwent orthodontic treatment said they felt more confident and outgoing afterward, according to the AAO.
  • Orthodontic treatment has traveled many miles since the days of bulky metal braces. Tooth-colored ceramic braces, lingual braces that hide behind the teeth, and those ever-popular clear aligners are a great fit for an adult who’d like a discreet treatment option.
  • The pleasure you’ll experience at mealtime will increase with every bite when chewing and digesting are improved through a properly aligned bite.
  • The clarity and inflection of your speech will become enhanced, and, if you’re a wind or brass musician, the ease and precision of your playing will please your ears and your audience. 

We are living longer, healthier lives nowadays. Shouldn’t optimal oral health and a radiant smile be part of your healthy lifestyle? Talk to our orthodontist at Lynbrook about the treatment options and financing plans that have made our specialty more accessible than ever. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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