Adult Orthodontic Treatment – Facts and Myths – Part II
You are Never Too Old to Improve your Smile
As we explained previously, it is much less traumatic to go through orthodontic treatment than it used to be – and that applies to everyone – no matter your age. Orthodontic experts have been developing and improving these treatments, using science and technology, for many, many years – and the appliances and procedures have gotten to the point where anyone, no matter their age, can straighten their teeth effectively.
There is simply no age limit when it comes to achieving that perfect smile you have always dreamed of. Treatment plans that include Invisalign braces can adjust your bite while remaining discrete, meaning you should never worry about being past “a certain age,” when it comes to seeking straighter teeth.
Orthodontic Treatment as an Adult is Not Painful
A widely held assumption is that adjusting your bite will be more painful now that you are an adult. This is simply not true. Adult orthodontics is not painful – however, you will experience a bit of discomfort for the first few days after the orthodontic appliance is placed on your teeth. Additionally, the discomfort is not constant, which is what many people tend to think.
Traditional braces are designed differently than they were even 20 years ago. The advances in technology allow them to be more comfortable as well as reducing the amount of time the treatment takes. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Mohamed AlJanabi will help ensure your treatment plan will be efficient, comfortable, and convenient for you.
Treatment with Traditional Braces or Clear Aligners in Staten Island Takes Less Time Than You Think
Despite what most adults believe, it will not take 5 or 6 years for your orthodontic treatment to be complete. In fact, the process usually takes somewhere between 12 and 24 months. So, if you have been avoiding braces because you believe you will need to wear them for many years, you will appreciate this much-improved timeline.
Due to the newest technology, specialists are able to plan out the “route” you tooth will travel during treatment, which allows them to develop efficient plans to accelerate the treatment. Plus, clear aligners in Staten Island can move the teeth more effectively, giving the orthodontist more control over the amount of force applied to your teeth.
If you are convinced that orthodontic treatment may be right for you, we invite you to book your appointment today. If you would like to learn a bit more, please look for Adult Orthodontic Treatment – Facts and Myths – Part III, coming soon.