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Why More Adults are Getting Braces

April 12, 2024

It’s true! More adults are proudly getting braces than ever before. In fact, the number of adult orthodontic patients is at an all time high (as reported by the American Association of Orthodontists).

How many people have braces? A few years ago, one in four orthodontic patients was an adult. Today, one in three patients is an adult! The numbers don’t lie…

But what causes this influx of adults with braces? It’s safe to say adults are understanding the true value of transforming their smile with braces or Invisalign®. People have realized that braces aren’t just for kids or teens; orthodontic treatment is for anyone who wants to live their most confident life—at any age.
No matter what age you are when you decide that you want a beautiful smile, that’s the perfect age to begin treatment.

Reasons to Get Braces (for Adults)

Experience newfound confidence.

If you’re an adult and you feel self-conscious when you smile, that’s enough reason to get braces! You deserve to live your best life—and that includes feeling confident in your smile.

Dr. Wiewiora and Dr. Dunn have created thousands of beautiful smiles for adults just like you. Our team is highly trained and experienced in adult orthodontics! You can rest assured that we have your best smile in mind.

Orthodontic treatment will help you put your best smile forward, so you don’t have to hide your teeth, hold back the laughter or avoid situations that put you in the spotlight. You deserve to do it all and more!

Adults have options!

One of the reasons many adults have been hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment in the past is because they don’t necessarily want to wear traditional braces. While we truly believe getting braces as an adult is nothing to be ashamed of, we understand the desire for a more discreet treatment method.

That’s why we provide options for our adult patients. Choose from clear ceramic braces, or a form of invisible braces, Invisalign® clear aligners. (We offer Invisalign for teens and kids too!)

Invisalign uses a series of virtually-invisible, clear, custom-made plastic aligners to create beautiful, healthy smiles. No matter what your day holds, you can wear Invisalign confidently, knowing that your treatment is undetectable.

More adults are getting braces than ever before, because they’re not limited to traditional braces. Adults have options nowadays!

Believe it or not, braces are affordable.

Did you know braces for adults are a lot more affordable than when you were a child? Not only have new, efficient technologies enabled us to reduce the cost of braces, but we also offer a number of affordable payment plans to help you manage the cost of braces.

We offer a range of payment options for braces, including 0% interest in-house financing, outside financing with CareCredit and LendingClub, and we offer discounts for family members and discounts for patients using Medicaid!

You can also get started with a complimentary exam, valued at $189. We truly do everything we can to make the cost of adult braces affordable for our communities.

You may not be living your greatest quality of life yet!

Many people don’t even realize that their smile is hindering their quality of life. Your orthodontic condition, including the alignment of your teeth and jaw bones, has everything to do with your vital functions: breathing, sleeping and eating.

When the upper jaw bone is narrow, the airways can be obstructed, which causes a person to breathe through their mouth to get sufficient air. This can make it difficult to sleep soundly and often contributes to heavy snoring.

When the teeth are all aligned in a healthy row, and the top jaw bone is properly aligned with the bottom jaw bone, things get a lot easier. Breathing is easier; sleep quality improves; speech improves; chewing and biting is more comfortable and digestion is smoother.

So, why get braces?

Living a greater quality of life is one of the most important reasons to get braces. It’s not just about ‘straight teeth’; it’s about living your best life, breathing your easiest and waking up as the happiest you.

More adults are getting braces, because they’re realizing the true value of orthodontic treatment!

Want to know more about adults getting braces?

We’d love to talk to you about the benefit of adult braces. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! We love to hear from you. We’re here to guide you through your treatment process, from your very first visit, to your last appointment.

If you’re looking for a top orthodontist in Longwood or Lake Mary, we’d love to meet you! Request a complimentary exam for you or your child today.

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