Don't let age stop you from having the straight teeth you've always dreamed of. More than 1 million adults are sporting some form of braces, double the number from 10 years ago, according to the American Association or Orthodontists (AAO).
Having straight teeth is important not only for children, but for adults as well. As we grow older, our teeth tend to grow inward, creating crowding - a common problem for many teens and adults. As a result, it may be difficult to keep teeth clean and healthy. Straightening your teeth can treat the crowding and thereby help you maintain your dental health. It can also help you get the smile you've always wanted!
The new techniques and the materials (heat-activated and nickel titanium wires) today have greatly decreased the discomfort of wearing braces, the frequency of office visits and overall treatment time.