How to Approach Braces as an Adult - Birmingham Orthodontics

So you are thinking about getting braces? First off, your timing is impeccable, and your smile will be soon! There has never been a better time for adult orthodontic care.

Did you know that more than 1.4 million adults had braces from 2012 to 2014? That’s equal to the entire population of the Birmingham, Ala. metro area. Over 25% of all people with braces in the U.S. and Canada are adults, according to the same survey from the American Association of Orthodontics.

There are more orthodontic treatment options available now than ever before. Technology has decreased the treatment time for adult braces. Additional advancements have also created more cosmetic options to match your personal style. Traditional metal braces are more subtle than in years past. You could also opt for ceramic, clear or slim gold brackets. It is now possible to look great while working toward your ideal grin. On top of all those benefits, one recent study shows that a bright smile can actually translate to increased income.

 

But how long will it really take and how will it work?

Like many medical procedures, this is a complex question that has a simple answer. Each patient’s needs are unique and our specialized team can put together an action plan that works for their needs. The first step is setting up an appointment at the Birmingham Orthodontics location most convenient for you. Your first consultation is free!

Most working adults have hectic day-to-day schedules. That’s why Birmingham Orthodontics has put together options to best fit your smile and calendar. Want to get started immediately? Try our Same Day Braces with your free consultation. Yes, you read that correctly: Same Day Braces and a free consultation. This program allows you to be on your way to a better smile within a couple of hours. Qualifying patients can take part in a process built on more than a decade of successful experience.

Let’s say you are a little hesitant to jump right in on the first visit. That’s understandable and the choice is yours! You’ll love our no wait appointments that let you get in, get out, and get smiling in no time. We pride ourselves in offering scheduling expertise. This means that when you book an appointment at one of our four locations, you’ll get face time with one of our doctors. You’ll be happy to know that with 20 years of experience, we’ve gotten really good at sticking to our schedules.

 

What are the treatment options available?

Each patient has unique needs, but Birmingham Orthodontics’ experienced doctors are here to build a plan that fits you. This may include traditional braces, clear aligners like Invisalign, retainers, or some combination of the above. The benefit of a free consultation is coordinating your care with a licensed professional at a convenient time.

Traditional braces remain the staple of the orthodontic industry and it’s never too late to get started. We’ve successfully treated patients in their 80s, so there really is no age limit! It’s no wonder that up to a quarter of all braces patients in North America are adults. Studies show that their resulting bright smiles build confidence, which often results in more income. Keep on smiling until it literally pays off!

Invisalign has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, especially in the adult market. These custom-made aligners are smooth, comfortable, and practically invisible. The results are noticeable and gratifying. This could be the low risk solution that works best for you!

So what is holding you back? It’s time to see how great your smile can really be.

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple: we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks, and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.

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