In today’s world, adults deal with an infinite amount of choices and decisions, but most agree that a beautiful smile is well worth the time and investment. With new technology, getting the smile you always wanted is entirely within reach; in fact, the American Dental Association reports the number of adults who corrected their smiles with orthodontics increased 58% between 1994 and 2010. The benefits of a beautiful smile are immeasurable, including increased personal confidence, improved oral health and enhanced self-image.
In the past, many adults hesitated to begin orthodontic treatment because braces were generally viewed as a solution best suited for children and teens. Today, advances in orthodontics have made receiving treatment much more attractive to adults. For example, lingual braces place metal brackets behind the teeth so that they are not as visible as the traditional labial braces. Invisalign® clear aligners are another aesthetic solution that may be used to treat certain orthodontic cases. New technology has also been developed to complement traditional braces treatment, including OrthoAccel’s AcceleDent® Aura, a groundbreaking device used in conjunction with conventional orthodontic treatment. AcceleDent has been clinically proven to accelerate tooth movement up to 50% in a U.S. clinical trial, potentially shortening orthodontic treatment. AcceleDent Aura and aesthetic options make treatment a more pleasant experience and allow people to achieve the smiles they have always dreamed of, no matter what their age!