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Many adults usually shy away from orthodontic offices, and this is somewhat confusing when you consider the fact that there are countless adults who are getting orthodontic treatment later in life these days. Dr. Karpac’s revolutionary Line-M-Up invisible aligner technology has only increased our number of adult patients in recent years, so why exactly is it that some adults still don’t feel comfortable getting their oral health and teeth misalignment properly addressed?
The truth is that there’s a general stereotype that metal braces are for teenagers, but that simply is just not the case anymore.
So here are 6 lesser-known details about adult orthodontic treatment that can potentially help inspire you or your loved one in terms of taking the leap and finally getting the orthodontic treatment you deserve!
1. Orthodontic Treatment Has No Age Limit
It’s important for everyone to understand that orthodontic treatment can occur at any age! Orthodontic experts like Dr. Karpac have been developing new technologies in recent years when it comes to the overall functionality and versatility of orthodontic treatment, so these days pretty much anyone can straighten their teeth.
Our Line-M-Up invisible aligner treatment has become very popular amongst adults in recent years because it’s a more discrete treatment as compared to metal braces, and the patient has a little more flexibility.
So you should never feel as though you’ve missed your chance to correct your smile because of your age. Anyone at any age can obtain professional orthodontic treatment from our specialists, and we’d love to help set up an appointment for you and go over your best options.
2. Adult Treatment Isn’t Painful
Another common reason why adults tell us they’ve put off orthodontic treatment is because they think it’ll end up being much more painful for them as opposed to kids and teenagers. This is simply not true!
Adult orthodontic treatment isn’t painful, but it is likely that you’ll experience at least a little bit of discomfort in the first few days of your treatment. This discomfort is completely normal and won’t last very long, so there actually isn’t anything for adults to be afraid of from a pain standpoint.
Even today’s metal braces are designed via cutting-edge technology that reduces discomfort and overall treatment time, and Dr. Karpac’s Line-M-Up technology has also revolutionized the treatment time associated with invisible aligners.
So you can always feel rest assured that your treatment plan as an adult will be as convenient and efficient as possible!
3. You Aren’t The Only Adult Getting Orthodontic Treatment
Some adults feel as though wearing braces or invisible aligners will ostracize them in some way or another, but the truth is that more adults are getting orthodontic treatment than most people would generally realize.
These days about 1 in every 5 patients are adults, which is much higher than most people tend to assume. Most people just don’t realize how many adults are getting treatment because adults prefer invisible aligners, which are much more difficult to recognize.
Our team of experts will be able to help to decipher if invisible aligners are a good option for you, and our Line-M-Up technology tends to be a good choice for patients that don’t want to worry about wires, change their diet or stand out with their treatment plan.
4. Weird Kissing Myth Isn’t True!
Some adults are worried that braces or invisible aligners will make kissing awkward for them and their partner, and this may even be due to much older myths that permeated throughout our childhoods many years ago!
So it’s important to know that adult orthodontic treatment of any kind won’t lead to your braces getting tangled up with your partner, and we understand how that’s a big relief to get off your mind!
When it comes to wearing metal braces or invisible aligners as an adult, it’s simply important to know that you’ll quickly get used to wearing them and won’t even notice them too much after a short period of time.
5. Adults Have Always Had Misaligned Smiles And Crooked Teeth!
It’s true that people have generally always had misaligned bites and crooked teeth, but orthodontics actually has its origins all the way back in the early 18th century with Dr. Pierre Fauchard being the first dentist to utilize what was called a bandeau piece of metal that slowly aligned teeth together.
So it’s perfectly normal to be going through oral health and orthodontic issues as an adult, because after all people have always struggled with smile corrections.
Plus, the technology used within adult orthodontics is truly revolutionary and more comfortable than ever before!
6. It’s Not Going To Take Years To Complete Your Orthodontic Treatment
There are many adults that feel as though they shouldn’t get braces or invisible aligner treatments because it’ll be an arduous, long treatment process. The truth is that just about any expert within orthodontics will inform you that adult treatment doesn’t actually take too long at all.
These days orthodontic specialists like Dr. Karpac have technology that allows them to accurately plan out the movements of your teeth throughout the entirety of your treatment, and this helps our team when it comes to deciphering the most efficient treatment plans. Our Line-M-Up invisible aligners are also well known to effectively move a patient’s teeth, and they help our experts when it comes to providing a little more control over the amount of force that’s applied to your teeth within aligner intervals.
So adult orthodontic treatment will typically last anywhere between 12 to 24 months, and not necessarily the 4 to 5 years that some adults imagine it takes!
Reach Out To Dr. Karpac And Our Team Of Specialists To Learn More About How We Can Support You Or Your Loved One With Adult Orthodontic Treatment!
Orthodontic treatment simply isn’t just for kids and teenagers, and that goes for both traditional braces and invisible aligners. These days there are plenty of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment, and all of our adult patients tell us that they barely notice their braces or aligners after getting used to wearing them.
Our Line-M-Up invisible aligner treatment is very popular amongst our adult patients, and we’re always here to help answer any questions you may have about taking care of your invisible aligners.
So reach out to us online or call us at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to set up an appointment and learn more about our adult treatment options!