Adults Are Treating Themselves by Getting Orthodontic Treatment


A recent article in Philadelphia Magazine asked “Is New Philadelphia… a Fit Philadelphia?”

As described by author Monica Weymouth, we are living in a “suddenly fit” Philadelphia where a healthy lifestyle is a focus of adults’ extracurricular activities. With all this attention on health and fitness, many adults are recognizing that oral health is an important piece of looking and feeling good. Indeed, The New York Times has noted a significant uptick in adults seeking orthodontic treatment (and I have too at my practice). In fact, about 25% of orthodontics patients are adults. Simply stated, adults are treating themselves by getting orthodontic treatment.

While Americans spend billions of dollars every year on diets to make minor changes to physical appearance, many adults are realizing what orthodontists have known for a long time… teeth are the most important aspect of a first impression. This is not to say that exercise and diet are unimportant (they definitely are). But, if an adult wants to make the most impactful change in his or her appearance, the science confirms that a sound method is an improved smile. The statistics are amazing… Recent studies have shown that “nearly three in four (73%) Americans would be more likely to trust someone with a nice smile than someone with a good job, outfit, or car.” Additionally, Americans with straight teeth are “21% more likely to be seen as happy, 47% more likely to be viewed as being healthy and 38% more likely to be perceived as smart.”

With options like Invisalign and clear braces for most adults, treating yourself to orthodontic treatment without disrupting your day-to-day appearance during treatment has never been easier. But you don’t have to take my word for it… A recent study of adults who had completed orthodontic treatment found that 75% reported improvements in career or personal relationships, which they attributed to their improved post-orthodontic treatment smile, and 92% said they would recommend orthodontic treatment to other adults.

The best part is that orthodontic treatment can also be faster than it used to be with AcceleDent, a technology that helps to accelerate tooth movement. AcceleDent Aura is a simple-to-use, hands-free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment with only 20 minutes of daily use. Through the use of gentle micropulses, called SoftPulse Technology, it accelerates bone remodeling, allowing teeth to move up to 50% faster.

So if you are aspiring to improve your health and beauty, treat yourself, by letting an orthodontist treat you!


Source by Dr. Karen Conn

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