Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health not just as the absence of diseases but a complete state of well-being. Our teeth are as important for our well-being as any other parts of our body.
There is no social stigma in having orthodontic treatment and having dental braces is now well accepted as one of the ways towards achieving better dental health and overall well-being.
If you are an adult considering orthodontic treatment, you are not alone. More adults are seeking treatment for a variety of reasons (better oral health, boost in self-confidence, upcoming special event, a perfect selfie smile 🙂 Thankfully, orthodontic treatment has come a long way since the days of “train tracks” and the stigma once associated with braces is all but gone.
With more aesthetic options like Invisalign and other clear aligner systems, clear ceramic brackets or even braces fitted on the inside of teeth (Invisible Lingual Braces or Aesthetic Braces), there’s an option for everyone.
These are designed to be as unobtrusive and practical as possible so that you can get on with your life with confidence.
Invasive and generally irreversible options such as crowns, veneers and implants should not be adopted if more conservative options such as orthodontic treatment can be done to provide a better and more natural outcome.
We have as many adult patients as children in our practice.
And they are not mostly young adults (those in their 20s and 30s) but also many mature adults (those in the 40s and 50s). The biological process in orthodontic tooth movements is the same in adults as in children and most dental problems in adults can be corrected or mitigated.
In fact, we have many parents (not just mothers but fathers too!)
who are inspired to have treatment after they have seen the process and outcome of their own children’s treatment.