“It’s never too late to have ortho,” says Brenda Stenftenagel, DDS, MSD.
“Dr. Brenda” is right — more and more adults are being fitted for braces these days.
In fact, her office has had patients as young as 2 and as old as 84.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, a 37-percent growth in adult patients occurred between 1994 and 2004. And the numbers are rising.
“It’s very rare that I hear a patient say it’s a negative (to get braces),” Stenftenagel said. “It’s such a positive thing in their life.”
This excerpt is from a fantastic article about adults and braces. More and more adults are getting braces these days, and I have to think that technological improvements in treatment (like Damon Brackets and Invisalign) are the primary source.
What do you think? Why are more and more adults choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment?