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Why More Adults Are Choosing Orthodontics Later in Life

June 18, 2017
Posted By: Kaya Aygen, D.M.D.
Adult Orthodontics | Sarasota FL Dentist

A beautiful smile gives you confidence no matter your age! When you're able to smile freely at your clients or employees, it builds their trust in you and establishes good relationships. When you're self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth, it can keep you from smiling and you may be perceived as unhappy or unapproachable. The good news is that there are solutions for busy adult patients who want to straighten their teeth with discretion, and your team at Sarasota Dental Arts can help!


Traditional orthodontics uses metal brackets and wires, while Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners to gradually move your teeth with gentle pressure. Aligners fit tight and are comfortable to wear so they don't interfere with your normal activities. Because they're removable, there aren't the same restrictions to your diet and changes to your home care routine there would be with braces. Invisalign can also be a great option for touching up a smile that was previously restored with orthodontics in the past.

Six-Month Smiles

Six-Month Smiles focuses on aligning your front six teeth, also known as your sight line. These are the teeth that you always show when you smile. This system uses clear brackets and wires to efficiently and effectively align your front teeth in as little as six months.

Crooked Teeth and Oral Health

Another reason many adults decide to align their teeth is to protect their oral health. Teeth that overlap are harder to brush and floss properly and this can increase your risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay. Aligning your teeth not only promotes better self-esteem, it also ensures optimum oral health.

Dr. Aygen is happy to discuss options with you for adult orthodontics at our Sarasota, FL dental office. During an examination, we can determine which system will best suit your needs and in some cases, we may even be able to show you what your newly aligned smile will look like when your treatment is completed. Contact Sarasota Dental Arts today to learn more!

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