More adults than ever have braces or invisalign
Managing braces and lifestyle
More adults than ever are pursuing treatment for the first time, or are seeking to realign shifting that has occurred since they last received orthodontic treatment – either as a child or earlier in their adult life. Regardless of the patient’s age, braces always require some time to get adjusted, but for adults braces can present a unique challenge. The visual appearance of braces can be an issue for adults with careers which require them to maintain a particular appearance and image, and the restrictions on certain foods and other lifestyle habits can be too restrictive. Kids and teenagers can experience similar lifestyle restrictions or functional concerns if they’re involved in sports, or other projects which make wearing braces impractical.