Four Reasons Why Adults Seek Orthodontic Treatment

Drs. Arkle and Harris say there are many factors that contribute to the decision their adult patients make to pursue orthodontic treatment later in life. These Charlotte orthodontists give the top four reasons why their adult clientele seeks braces.
June 8, 2012 - PRLog -- CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Adults shouldn’t rule out the idea of changing their smile with braces because they’re beyond their high school years.

According to Charlotte orthodontists  Dr. Thomas Arkle III and Dr. Christopher T. Harris, it’s never too late to achieve a healthy, straight smile.

They make it easier than adults may suspect to undergo orthodontic treatment. Arkle and Harris offer a number of treatment options, including invisible braces and self-ligating braces, each of which prove to be simple and effective.

Throughout the more than twenty years that Arkle and Harris have been practicing, they’ve found that there are four main reasons why adults turn to them for orthodontic treatment:

1.   Their parents couldn’t afford to provide them with braces, so they seize the opportunity to invest in orthodontic treatment themselves.
2.   They see orthodontic treatment as a means of getting ahead of the game in the workplace. The increasingly tough job market means that applicants have to find a way to stick out from the crowd of other job-seeking adults. A healthy smile might be their ticket to a new job.
3.   Their children have had their braces removed and they’ve decided it’s their turn to sit in the orthodontist’s chair. It’s an easy transition because they’re already in the habit of making monthly payments and office visits.
4.   They recognize the oral health benefits of braces. According to Arkle and Harris, adults’ chances of getting gum disease are decreased once they undergo orthodontic treatment. Post-treatment, adults may also better avoid cavities and other oral health problems since their straight teeth are easier to care for.

It’s important that adults seek orthodontic treatment as soon as possible since mouths that are left untreated can worsen over time. Arkle and Harris can help patients of all ages determine what treatment option best suits their orthodontic needs and get them on the right track toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile.
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