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Adult Braces: It's Never Too Late

Think you're too old for braces?

The team at Associated Orthodontists says "Think again!"

The fact is, braces aren’t just for kids. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients in the US are over the age of 21 — opting for a healthier and more confident smile. Thanks to advancements in technology, techniques and products, adult orthodontic treatment is more convenient and life changing than ever before.

Your smile is the first thing that other people notice about you, and if you’re not happy or are self-conscious about it, your overall confidence, success and happiness may be affected. Surveys of adults have shown how straightening their smile has positively impacted their life:

- When asked if they could benefit from teeth straightening treatment, a surprising 60% of adults answered yes — with 70% believing it would improve their self-esteem.1
- One Invisalign study saw 50% of participants say they felt others viewed them as more attractive and successful after undergoing treatment.
- Ninety-two   percent of adults who have straightened their teeth cite that having straight teeth was important to their confidence according to an Invisalign study.
- Nearly 8 in 10 adults agree teeth straightening has given them the confidence to do something they never could have done before they fixed their teeth.

Studies continually show a strong link between oral health and disease. While gum disease and tooth decay are the most common, others like cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory infections, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis all have links to poor oral care. When teeth are not properly aligned, there are more areas where food and bacteria can collect —leading to the increased plaque and bacteria linked to many of these illnesses. Additionally, unaligned teeth can place undue stress on the jaw, which can lead to problems with the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), jaw and neck pain, as well as weakened teeth and an increased risk for chipped or broken teeth.

 is a popular choice for adults wanting a beautiful smile without the use of traditional metal braces. This cutting-edge product straightens teeth by using a series of custom-made, invisible liners that gradually and gently shift teeth into place.The best part of this system is that it is virtually invisible to other people,and because the trays are removable, oral care is easier and there are no restrictions on diet.

Unlike the “traditional” braces many remember from their younger years, products like DAMON SYSTEM® Braces allow for simpler and faster treatment. This system has eliminated time-consuming and complicated procedures, delivering a beautiful smile months and months sooner. Plus, its design requires less adjustments so appointments can be spaced out, and the appliances are discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean, making it the perfect option for busy adults.

Orthodontic treatment is an investment that lasts a lifetime, and many of our patients are pleasantly surprised that it can be quite affordable. Associated Orthodontists is a participating provider with most major insurance carriers, plus offers flexible and 0% interest payment programs. If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, we can help coordinate your insurance and help you maximize your benefits.

Ready to start your healthy & confident smile? Associated Orthodontists offers complimentary consultations at all locations – Joliet, Plainfield, Morris, New Lenox, Frankfort and Bourbonnais

CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment, or call a LOCATION near you. For more information on locations and services, visit GREATBRACES.COM.


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