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It is never too late for a healthier and more beautiful smile!

There are many reasons adults consider getting braces. For most, it’s quite simple. They want to have straight teeth and a harmonious smile. For others, the reason might more functional. They may feel that their ‘bite is off,’ or that it is difficult to clean their teeth because of the crowding or malposition of the teeth. Many of us had braces as kids or teens, but we weren’t exactly compliant with wearing our retainers as judiciously as we should have been. (Or maybe we never replaced them after the dog ate them.) Or, if you’re like me, you never had braces when you were younger and want your dream smile as an adult.

Whatever your reasons may be, if you’re considering orthodontic treatment as an adult you are not alone! According to the American Association of Orthodontics, every one in five orthodontic patients is an adult patient. That number will continue to climb with the more adult-friendly orthodontic treatment options now available.

In addition to the traditional metal braces, new options are available to fit people’s active and multifaceted lifestyles. With the advent of clear aligners such as Invisalign, patients have the option of achieving their orthodontic goals in a more discreet and convenient way.

If you are wishing for straighter teeth and a more beautiful smile, make an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist and discuss the various options available to you. I chose to straighten my teeth with Invisalign and have been smiling ever since!

This article was written by Dr. Pourhamidi, a Smile Generation®-trusted orthodontist.