Dr. Chelian Orthodontics

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Getting Straight Teeth

Posted on November 7, 2022

Straight teeth make for a beautiful smile, but that is not the only thing that straight teeth have to offer. Straight teeth can help to keep your smile healthy. There are likely a few things that you do not know about teeth straightening. Here are four little-known facts.

1. Braces Are Not Just For Kids

Braces are the go-to treatment to fix an overbite, underbite, cross bite, crooked teeth, and other dental structure problems. While the majority of patients are children, over the last decade, the demographics have changed. Today, according to the American Orthodontic Association, about 25% of the patients receiving orthodontic care are over the age of 18.

New technologies are making it easier than ever for adults to have straight teeth and to do it without the stigma of traditional metal braces. There is no age limit to when you can get the smile you have always wanted. Patients in their 50s, 60s, and 70s are becoming first-time orthodontic patients.

2. Improvements in Orthodontics

Over the last two decades, dental technologies have improved by leaps and bounds. There are more ways to get straight teeth today than ever before. Your orthodontist can discuss options like clear braces, and dental aligners that can help you achieve your smile goals.

3. You Play a Role In the Success of The Treatment

A lot of patients think once they have braces, that is it, they do not have to do anything else. The fact is, the patient plays an important role in the success of the treatment. Oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing are a must when you have braces. If you have opted for clear aligners, then you will be tasked with ensuring that you are wearing them for the recommended 23 hours a day. You play a role in how successful the treatment will be and how quickly the treatment is finished.

4. Every Case Is Different

Your teeth are uniquely your own, which means that every tooth straightening case is different. Your sister, brother, mother or father may have had to wear braces for two years, but you may have to wear them a bit longer. Your orthodontist will design a unique treatment plan to address your specific needs.

A great smile will boost your confidence. Learn more about teeth straightening treatment options by giving us a call today.


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