Adults are seeking orthodontic treatment now more than ever! In fact the percentage of adults in active treatment has grown from about 15% to over 30% in 2017 alone. Appliances that are barely noticeable have been developed to give adults more discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. And many adults recognize that investing in their smile can have significant benefits, both socially and professionally. Additionally, straightening teeth can play a strong role in boosting confidence. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so there is no such thing as being too old to receive treatment.
At Park Avenue Orthodontics, adults even comprise about 50% of patients. According to Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen, “98% of the adults choose to be treated using Invisalign. We have found for the patients who come to our practice and suffer from TMJ related pain or discomfort, report feeling better while going through the treatment with significant reductions in the pain. It is my opinion that it is directly attributed to the aligners creating a ‘cushion’ between their teeth and therefore decompressing their TMJ’s (temporomandibular joint).”
So if you are of the pre-millennial persuasion, it’s not too late. Now is definitely a great time to start treatment!