For many decades, our culture looked at braces as “for kids.” In fact, for many children, braces were a rite of passage. You would visit the dentist, find out you had crooked or misaligned teeth, and would come home with metal brackets and wires. You could pick out the colors you wanted, and looked forward to the appointments when you could pick new ones. Having your braces off was a milestone and unfortunately most of the time you were left with a mouth full of cavities and enamel damage.
Most adults believed that if you didn’t have your teeth straightened while you were a teen, it was too late. Now, we know better. Adults make up a large portion of Americans who are currently undergoing orthodontic treatments. It is never too late to straighten your teeth. Whether you are 13 or 31, Absolute Dental offers a variety of orthodontic options to leave your teeth straight. If you are an adult in the 92880 area, Dr. Ami and her team of doctors at Absolute Dental can help improve your smile.
So why are adults embracing orthodontic treatments now? The first reason is the realization that straightening smiles isn’t just an issue of correcting a bite problem. It can also be used as a cosmetic treatment to improve a person’s self-esteem. Beautiful smiles lead to a boost in self-confidence, helping people become more successful in both their personal and professional lives.
The second reason is the advent of more aesthetically pleasing straightening options. Traditional metal braces are not the only option to correct alignment and bite issues. We are proud to offer patients Invisalign. Through a series of clear, plastic aligner trays, patients can improve the appearance of their smile discreetly and effectively without a mouth full of metal. Invisalign is ideal for older teens and adults with moderate misalignment issues. Treatment is usually completed within 18 months or less.
Are you still skeptical about adult orthodontia? Do you want straight teeth but don’t want to have to endure years of metal braces? Call Dr. Ami and her team of doctors at Absolute Dental today to learn more about Invisalign and discover what it can do for you. Let us help you achieve a beautiful straight smile.