If you’ve ever visited an orthodontist, you are certainly not alone. After all, orthondontic care, whether it comes from an orthodontist in San Mateo or a Half Moon Bay orthodontist, is a hugely important part of the dental care program of many people. The care that such professionals can provide is care that can shape your life – or at least impact it considerably, for that matter.
After all, braces have long been used to create high quality smiles. Braces are a great way to align adult teeth that have not grown into proper alignment, something that is very common indeed among many people in this country (and all around the world, for that matter). Braces help to bring these teeth into that ideal alignment, something that cannot be underestimated in overall importance. After all, not only do braces change the look of your mouth but, as any orthodontist will know, they can change your overall oral health as well. When your teeth are in proper alignment, after all, you are likely to have far fewer dental issues than what would have otherwise been seen.
Ideally, your orthodontist will want to see you beginning around the age of seven. Even though most people will still be in the process of losing their baby teeth at this age, an orthodontist can chart the likely course that your teeth will take. This can help said orthodontist to best prepare you for braces down the line. Typically, people will receive braces at some point between the ages of 8 and 14, though this will vary for everyone. And once an orthodontist has put your braces on, they will likely be on for a year or two before your teeth are in the proper alignment and ready for them to be taken off.
But a growing number of adults are in need of the care of an orthodontist as well. After all, recent research into the subject has even found that the vast majority of all adults – more than 60% of them, as a matter of fact – actually do not have a proper bite. This can be the case for a number of reasons. For one thing, some people simply just did not have access to an orthodontist and orthodontic care in their childhood. For many people, however, the teeth have simply shifted back into place in the years since their braces were first taken off. When people don’t wear the retainer provided to them, at least at night, this is something that can actually happen with relative ease – and more quickly than many might even realize.
Fortunately, the typical orthodontist, from the San Mateo orthodontist to an orthodontist on the other side of the country, have options that are better suited to their adult clients, who might not want bulky metal braces – especially if they have already begun their professional lives. Fortunately, Invisalign braces have grown more commonplace than ever. As a matter of fact, up to five million people have used it or are using it, including a large number of teenage clients (around one million of them, to be just a bit more specific on the subject). Invisalign is ideal because it is much less noticeable than your standard braces – but the average orthodontist knows that Invisalign can still be just as effective as standard braces. As a matter of fact, Invisalign typically works fully in just over a year or so. In addition to this, the success rate for Invisalign is very high indeed, higher even than 95%. Therefore, investing in Invisalign through your trusted orthodontist is likely to be a very safe bet indeed.
How your teeth look matters. After all, very nearly all of adults in the United States have stated that having a good smile is important for social purposes. In addition to this, a good smile can actually help you in your professional life as well, something that is agreed upon by very nearly 75% of all adults in this country. Ultimately, therefore, visiting your orthodontist to better your smile, perhaps through Invisalign, is something that is hugely likely to pay off at the end of the day, to say the very least.