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Why You Aren’t Too Old To See An Orthodontist

By February 1, 2017February 1st, 2024No Comments
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Many adults feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to undergo orthodontic treatment in Dobbs Ferry, NY and throughout Westchester County But the truth is that adult orthodontics is very common. Orthodontics knows no age limit. In fact, statistics have shown that one-in-five patients receiving orthodontic treatment is over 21 years old!

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  • Teeth shift over time.

If you had braces as a kid and you find that now, as an adult, you need them again, that’s because your teeth shift as you get older, and some people’s teeth move faster and/or more than others. You may be experiencing discomfort caused by a malocclusion, don’t like the look of their misaligned teeth, or want straighter teeth for a new you.

  • There are many available treatment options.

Many adults shy away from orthodontic treatment for fear of how they might look while wearing traditional braces during treatment. Adults often associate the idea of braces with traditional metal appliances; the ones that come with awkward adolescent memories. Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics offers a variety of less obvious and more fashionable orthodontic treatment options than metal braces. These include Invisalign – the clear plastic aligners – and ceramic braces (similar to traditional braces, though clearer and less visible). These two alternatives take the “awkward teenager” concept out of braces and put the “glowing smile” back in.

  • The cost hasn’t changed much

Cost is important to consider. Depending on how intensive the treatment needs to be, the cost of orthodontic treatment will vary. Often, traditional braces cost $4,000 or more (with some less expensive options also available).Invisalign, or clear braces, will most likely be a bit higher in price (ranging from about $5,000 to a possible $10,000), but depending on how extensive the treatment plan, the price may be relatively equivalent.

  • Many orthodontists offer a free consultation

Many orthodontists today offer a free consultation to determine your treatment options, costs, and length of treatment. Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics consultations include photographs, a medical history review, and a panoramic X-ray that gives a full-mouth view.

  • Braces can build your confidence

How many times have you been told to “dress to impress” for a job interview, a date, or a social event? Dressing your best means sporting your best accessory; your smile. That age-old saying “When you look good, you feel good.” certainly includes the appearance of your smile. A perfect smile can change everything about your look, boosting your confidence and even brightening your future. Orthodontics, like braces, will straighten your teeth, realign your smile, improve your bite, and enhance your smile.

If you’re an adult looking to restore your sparkling, beautiful smile, consider a visit with Dr. Kothari at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics near Dobbs Ferry, NY.

Dr. Rishi Kothari and the team at Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics are experts in orthodontics. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Dobbs Ferry NY, 10522 zip code area, Sleepy Hollow NY, Ardsley NY and Irvington NY or would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Rishi Kothari contact Sleepy Hollow Orthodontics at: (914) 332-0900

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