Here at Garlock Orthodontics, we’ve noticed that more adults than ever are visiting our office for orthodontic treatment. There are a number of reasons, including boosting self-esteem, improving the beauty of your smile, and fixing improper bite patterns. Some adults can feel hesitant to receive treatment because braces tend to be associated with adolescence, but rest assured that adult braces are more common than ever.

Benefits of Receiving Braces as an Adult

Below are just a few of the many benefits of adult orthodontic treatment:

  • Affordability – If your parents were unable to afford orthodontic treatment when you were a child or an adolescent, you may be better able to afford it now. There are many more financing options and insurance plans available these days than there were in the past.
  • Shifting Teeth – No matter how old you are, it’s still possible for the teeth to shift. Shifting teeth can be caused by a number of factors including injury, natural growth, or certain health conditions. Shifting teeth can cause distress, especially for someone who has already undergone orthodontic treatment in the past.
  • Confidence – The confidence provided by a straight and beautiful smile can have a positive impact on your life and in the ways that you interact with others both socially and professionally. Confidence in your smile can improve all aspects of your life!
  • Dental Health – Misaligned or crooked teeth can make it difficult to properly care for your dental health. The improperly aligned teeth can cause a buildup of dental plaque between the teeth. This will increase the likelihood of tooth decay, dental cavities and even gum disease. In this way, orthodontics can improve your overall dental health.

If you’re ready to take your smile to the next level with orthodontic treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact Garlock Orthodontics. We provide adolescent and adult braces in Aurora, Colorado.