We’d like to dispel a myth: Braces are not just for teens. That’s right. Today, 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. The fact is, more adults than ever are realizing the myriad of benefits that come from having a gorgeous and functioning smile. These patients understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about the way they look.
If you are an adult, you now have quite a few choices when it comes to achieving your dream smile.
Common Reasons Adults Are Considering Orthodontic Treatment
You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Battistoni and Dr. Beam if your teeth don’t quite fit together correctly. This is known as a “bad bite” or malocclusion. You might also be a good candidate for treatment if you have teeth that are too crowded together or spaced too far apart. These conditions can often exacerbate tooth decay or gum disease.
If you experience abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth, or if you simply desire a healthier and more confident smile, orthodontic treatment is highly recommended.
What Treatment Options Are Available for Adults?
Think of braces and you might imagine a teenager with a mouth full of metal. Those days are long gone. Today’s orthodontic treatment options are comfortable and focused on aesthetics while being 100% customized to meet your needs.
- Clear braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Invisible braces
- Traditional metal braces
Adult Orthodontics Vs. Orthodontics for Kids & Teens
Orthodontic treatment can produce dramatic changes at any age, but adults have challenges typically not present with children and teens, such as gum disease, caps, crowns, and missing teeth.
Dr. Battistoni and Dr. Beam have extensive experience treating complex adult patients. They often confer with your dentist and other dental specialists in order to deliver the highest quality of care. In those instances where achieving the ideal outcome is impeded by one or more of these adult challenges, the Drs. will tailor a treatment plan that addresses your concerns while discussing all risks and limitations of treatment.
Our orthodontic practice recognizes that adults and children have different needs, and require varying levels of attention and care. We will work with you to ensure you get the best treatment and that your needs are met with understanding and respect at all times.
Reasons for Considering Orthodontic Treatment
Keep Your Teeth Healthy: Straight teeth are healthy teeth, period. Teeth that are aligned are easy to brush and floss, which can prevent many other health problems.
Higher Confidence: Orthodontic treatment can give you a major boost to your self-confidence, improving your quality of life and allowing you to live life without limits!
Dental Problems Can Become Worse: Not getting orthodontic treatment when you need it can cause long-term health problems, which can lead to very hefty expenses down the line.
Learn more about the benefit of adult orthodontics by calling or emailing Battistoni & Beam Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We understand how busy you are, and will work with you to ensure every visit is as convenient as possible.
Schedule an appointment today and let us provide you with cutting edge and affordable orthodontics in La Grange, Countryside, Elmwood Park, Oak Park, River Forest, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Battistoni and Beam are committed to ensuring an exceptional patient experience on your way to achieving your dream smile.