In the past, not everyone has parents that will be able to take them to the dentist. This may be through no fault of the parents; they may be unable to afford the dentistry care. Of course, there are some people that are neglected in childhood and their needs are not fully met. Whatever the reason, if you did not receive regular dental care as a child, you may be surprised to learn that adult orthodontics can help you now. There is no upper age limit to seeking help from your dentist, so why not take the first step today.
What Are Adult Orthodontics?
Adult orthodontics can help you with a range of dentistry needs. There is a growing trend for adults to have braces on teeth that need aligning or straightening. Although it is better to receive this treatment as a child, the teeth still respond to this treatment as an adult.
Why Get Adult Orthodontics?
There are many reasons why adult orthodontics have become more popular. For example:
Overcrowding can be corrected
Overcrowding of teeth can cause gum disease as well as look unsightly. They can often affect a person’s bite as well.
Dealing with crooked or misaligned teeth can really improve a person’s smile.
Decrease tooth extraction
Tooth extraction does not have to be unavoidable. Adult orthodontics can help you take care of your teeth in a more proactive way.
The Process of Getting Adult Orthodontics
Your dentist will assess all areas of your teeth and gums when you visit. They may advise certain treatments or interventions. All of these suggestions will be for your benefit and will help you keep your teeth in the best condition for as long as possible.
Popular FAQs for Adult Orthodontics
Am I too old for dental braces?
No. Many adults are being fitted with dental braces than ever before. This may be influenced by celebrity endorsement, so a person feels empowered to change the way they smile.
How long will I need to keep using the dental braces?
Everyone is different, and this will very much depend on whether there is any other treatment required as well as how established your teeth are in their setting. The time can be anywhere between 12 — 18 months to complete this form of treatment.
Will my dental braces be visible?
Dental braces are traditionally metal, and this option is visible. However, technology continues to evolve and this now means there are clear braces available. Your dentist will be able to give you more information.
Why Choose Dr. Alex for Adult Orthodontics In NYC?
Dr. Alex has many adult patients that have approached him for the first time. He is very well versed in the importance of an adult taking that first step to improving the well-being of their oral health and is sensitive to their needs. By explaining the full choices available he will help you make one of the most important decisions in your life. Contact Dr. Alex Midtown NYC dental offices with confidence and you will soon be on the first step to making your smile wonderful.