Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, and many achieve straightened, well-aligned teeth after undergoing orthodontic treatment as a child. But for adults who do not have the privilege of having straight teeth, orthodontics are still an option. In fact, there is no such thing as being too old for orthodontic treatment. More adults than ever are seeking straighter teeth for both professional and personal reasons. And braces aren’t becoming popular for cosmetic reasons alone. Rather, many adults are realizing the long-term oral health benefits associated with having straighter teeth.
Luckily, as Dr. Kuzmic understands that most adults prefer more esthetic appliances than metal braces, he offers virtually invisible ceramic brackets as well as clear aligner treatment.
Did you know?
There are many myths surrounding braces and adult orthodontics:
- MYTH: Adults don’t get braces.
- FACT: Approximately 20 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults over age 18.
- MYTH: Braces are too embarrassing as an adult.
- MYTH: I don’t want to spend years in braces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for adult orthodontics?
You may be a candidate for adult orthodontics if your teeth are crowded, overlapping, crooked, or have gaps between them. To find out more about your treatment options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kuzmic.
What should I expect during adult orthodontic treatment?
When done properly, adult orthodontic treatment can feel seamless, comfortable, and lead to life changing results. That being said, adults tend to be more sensitive to biological changes than adolescents and children. Therefore, Dr. Kuzmic takes special care with his adult patients to not overwhelm them too many simultaneous mechanics until his patients have had time to adapt to the braces.
Will I need to follow any special instructions while I have my braces?
Once your braces or aligners are on, Dr. Kuzmic’s staff will go through all the instructions you will need.