Braces for Adults
Many people believe that braces are only for children and teenagers. However, this is certainly a myth and is not true whatsoever!
Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Today, more and more adults are seeking orthodontic treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), a recent survey in 2014 of all practicing orthodontists in the United States revealed that more than one in four orthodontic patients are adults (27% of orthodontic patients are age 18 or older). Additionally, numerous studies have shown that an improper bite and crooked teeth can lead to increased chances of plaque and calculus build-up and abnormal wear of enamel surfaces.
With advances in technology in the profession, no longer are bulky metal bands wrapped around each tooth or large orthodontic brackets the only option for you! Contemporary orthodontic materials now include mini metal brackets, crystalline or porcelain brackets, sophisticated metal alloys for orthodontic wires, and the ever-popular removable Invisalign aligners.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Bibko will discuss with you the best possible treatment options for you so you can choose your distinct path for your orthodontic journey. In the orthodontic world, it is never too late to get that wonderful smile!