Just like Faith Hill, Tom Cruise, and Beyoncé, who wore braces on the red carpet, many adults have jumped on the orthodontic bandwagon. Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for children and teenagers. At iClear Orthodontics, more and more adults are coming to us to straighten their teeth, align their bites and alleviate their jaw issues. Adults are actually our fastest growing group of patients. Adults receive the same cosmetic and health benefits as kids, but their orthodontic treatment is tailored to their more mature needs.
Each adult who comes to us has unique requirements. Even if your goals are purely cosmetic, that’s fine. As you age, tooth decay, gum and bone loss, erosion of tooth enamel and TMJ can become big problems. Teeth that look good because they are straight are more likely to be healthy and free of common dental issues because they are easier to brush, floss and maintain. Adults tend to get good results from their treatments because, unlike children and teenagers, they tend to watch what they are eating and wear appliances as instructed.
Making the decision to seek orthodontic treatment can be difficult. Even though adults know that braces and other appliances are a short-term inconvenience for long-term gain, many adults are afraid of looking awkward during their treatments. The good news is that advances have been made in orthodontic technology. Today’s braces are smaller, flatter and more comfortable to wear. They come in a variety of colors and styles, ranging from almost invisible and clear ceramic to traditional metal. A variety of retainers is also available. It’s worth it to find out options you have. The braces and or appliances that you need may be a lot more discrete that you imagine.
We all know how busy life gets. A lot of adults simply feel like they don’t have time to invest in themselves. Between work deadlines, traveling and shuttling kids to after school activities, scheduling appointments for orthodontic visits isn’t always a top priority. Not to mention, who wants to try to get somewhere during rush hour in Atlanta? To help you out, iClear Orthodontics offers convenient Saturday hours from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and has three locations in Alpharetta, Roswell, and Kennesaw. Your orthodontic treatment does not need to wait while you deal with everything else in your life.
If you live in the Greater Atlanta area and are an adult who has been putting off orthodontic treatment, there’s never been a better time to get a consultation. Contact board-certified orthodontists Dr. Ruchir Patel and Dr. Kal Thakkar to schedule an appointment at the Alpharetta, Roswell or Kennesaw iClear Orthodontics location closest to you.