“Braces are just for kids.” No self-respecting adult would ever wear those.” You’ve probably heard some nonsense like that before. And that’s exactly what it is – nonsense. At DiMarzio Orthodontics, we’ve customized convenient treatment options for patients all over the South Shore area. To prove that point further, here are 5 reasons why you – yes, you – should get orthodontic treatment as an adult.
Why You Ought To Get Treatment as an Adult
Reason #1: Level Up Your Body’s Well-being
Proper brushing and flossing contribute to oral health. But they aren’t magic. If teeth are out of alignment, brushing and flossing may not be able to resolve the problem. Misshapen teeth create nooks and crannies in which plaque festers. If left untreated, excess plaque can lead to sore or bleeding gums, pain in the jaw, and headaches.
But the physical ailments don’t stop with oral hygiene. Especially later in life, irregularly shaped teeth can complicate our ability to chew food. This means that a task as simple as eating has now become a choking hazard.
Reason #2: Improved Dental Health Means Improved Mental Health
Still not convinced that orthodontic intervention is right for you? Dr. DiMarzio and Dr. Marczak’s standard for our Quincy office (easily accessible from Milton and Braintee) is that we ought to make patients’ lives better. And that means much more than rearranging teeth. Adult orthodontics treatment can decrease anxiety and depression and boost overall mental health. Furthermore, if you like your smile, you’ll want to show it off. Smiling makes your brain pump out neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters influence your motivation and sense of well-being. And guess what? People who feel good about themselves smile more! DiMarzio Orthodontics wants to help you tap into this kind of healthy feedback loop.
Reason #3: The Affordability
Our team understands how hard it can be to obtain care for ourselves and our families. Orthodontic remedies are more affordable now than they have been in the past. For adults, orthodontic treatment might be the first line of defense. As a result, they are a less expensive option.
Dr. DiMarzio and Dr. Marczak have resolved to never recommend anything a client doesn’t need. We’re happy to work with you to design a payment plan that fits your budget. Have insurance questions? No problem! We can work with your insurance company to make certain you get the best possible outcome.
Reason #4: Elevated Self-Confidence
An improved smile doesn’t just alter how you look. It can change how you feel about yourself. Adult braces can influence how you perceive your own face. The American Association of Orthodontists estimates that nearly 2 million adults receive orthodontic treatment. In Quincy,, many of our patients are over the age of 18. Braces can help you find confidence and security in your appearance.
Reason #5: A Variety of Options for Adults
Dr. DiMarzio and Dr. Marczak will speak with you directly to determine which treatment option you need. Our office offers adult patients a wide array of choices for adult orthodontic treatment. Here are some of the possibilities you may come across.
What if you had braces that you could remove whenever you wanted (within the doctors’ guidance, of course)? Our team uses clear, lightweight plastic aligners by Invisalign®. They offer the wearer much more comfort and convenience than conventional braces. In general, you’ll wear your aligner for 9-15 months and will use between 18 – 30 sets. We recommend keeping the aligner on for 22 hours a day. A quick side note: most of the adult patients at DiMarzio Orthodontics get Invisalign.
You may also hear clear braces referred to as ceramic, tooth-colored, or aesthetic. This is because they are designed to blend in with the teeth. Clear braces empower you to continue your daily routine without fretting about your appearance. They are more discreet and less obvious than metal braces.
This is the image most people have when they think of “braces.” They’ve earned something of a stigma over the years, but DiMarzio Orthodontics intends to change that. Modern metal braces have lighter wires and sleeker brackets. For you, this means less pain and irritation. Our braces are compact and comfortable. A major advantage of metal braces is that they can potentially shorten the duration of your treatment.