Why is orthodontic teeth straightening as an adult becoming much more popular?
There are more adults now getting their teeth straightened that would not have done so before. Adult orthodontics has increased in popularity over the past 10 years. So what has changed over this time?
Nowadays, there are newer, clearer ways to straighten teeth, that are discreet and generally much less noticeable. The most common of this are clear aligners.
If clear aligners ire not suitable, there are orthodontic braces are that customized to fit your teeth and robotically bent wires, that can allow your treatment to finish quicker. These can be either outside braces or inside hidden braces like Incognito®. So, a new smile as an adult can still mean you keep all your teeth in their natural shape, avoiding or minimizing any permanent teeth grinding for teeth veneers and associated costs, which also avoids future problems of these veneers breaking.
Can I still get my teeth straightened?
Some adults think they are too old to have this done, for reasons that they don’t think their teeth can move or they feel they are too old for wearing braces.
Adult teeth may take a month or two longer initially to start moving. Closing spaces may be slower or be done differently. Beyond that, there is no difference between teen and adult treatment. It is important you see an orthodontist before starting orthodontic treatment, who can verify this to you.