I read a funny but inspiring article last week in the New York Times from the point of view of an adult undergoing orthodontic treatment. Her dentist told her that crowded teeth were harder to clean and her mouth was “headed for trouble” if she didn’t straighten her crooked teeth. The author reminds us that middle aged adults have an average of 15 decayed, filled or missing teeth. (Yes, I see this every day.)
Her treatment began with clear plastic aligners (see my blog entry on Invisalign) but the orthodontist had to switch her to metal brackets and wires to complete the treatment. This occurs more often than the orthodontists like to admit. More than a million adults are being treated orthodontically, representing about 20% of orthodontic patients. People want to look better and have healthier teeth at any age. Great idea!
Contact our East Setauket dental office today and we’ll let you know if you are a candidate for invisible braces.