Orthodontic treatments have long been considered as a special area of dentistry reserved for young patients- specifically children and teenagers. Not long ago, it was the unspoken belief that once you reached adulthood your teeth-straightening chances are over. So, what did that mean for the unlucky adults sporting crooked smiles? Tough luck, unless they wanted to wear metal braces. What adult would want that? Today, dentists, such as ours at Parkway Dental Care, are committed to providing clear braces for adults. That’s why we offer Clear Correct for patients in Kissimmee, FL.
Clear Correct- Why They Work for Adults
Clear Correct is a modern alternative for traditional metal braces. They are clear aligners that are barely visible when you smile, laugh or talk. These “no see” methods of teeth straightening are responsible for the increasing number of adults that are now seeing it as acceptable and even popular to straighten their teeth. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics stated that the number of adults in the U.S. wearing braces reached 1 million in 2008- a 25% jump from 1989.
Adults are often hesitant about orthodontic work because of the embarrassing and distracting sight of metal braces. Dr. Stephen Tracey, an orthodontist who once treated an 80 year old patient says that adults are judged heavily for their appearance.
“Whether we like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance,” Tracey said. “Many adults are concerned about how their smile might affect their chances for employment or advancement in a competitive job market. Many are reentering the dating scene after a divorce and are looking for a more attractive, youthful appearance.”
This is why clear braces for adults are making a huge difference for adults with crooked smiles. For more information on how a straight smile affects your job options, click here.
Clear Correct at Parkway Dental Care
At Parkway Dental Care, we offer Clear Correct for both adults and young patients who can benefit from this system. While young patients may be less hesitant to wear metal braces, many still prefer the comfort and discreetness associated with Clear Correct. When patients suffer from minor alignment problems, we always suggest trying this effective and yet discreet tooth straightening system.
Clear Correct provides patients with a series of customized aligners that continually push teeth into proper alignment. The plastic is soft and prevents the cuts and irritation associated with metal braces. Additionally, the aligners are easy to remove and can be taken out during special occasions and to eat or brush your teeth.
If you are thinking about choosing Clear Correct to get a straighter smile but aren’t sure if it the right treatment for you click here for more information about the pros and cons of this system. For a consultation visit our office or call us today at 407-932-2273407-932-2273.