Orthodontic Fact #8
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Orthodontic Fact #8 Statistically speaking, over 1 million Americans over the age of 18 consult orthodontic clinics to help align their teeth
It’s a fact that going to the orthodontist and getting braces is no longer just for teenagers who seek to better their looks with straighter teeth. According to statistics, over one million Americans over the age of 18 have consulted with an orthodontic clinic to improve their smile. Here are three popular options adults with crooked teeth can choose from.
For those who have extremely crooked teeth along with a major under or overbite, traditional metal braces might be the best option. Even though many adults want to avoid having a “metal mouth,” this might be the only choice for some.
For those who don’t want any metal in their mouths, invisalign is a popular choice. Not only do these provide a non-metal solution, they are also removable. Each tooth gets its own aligner that is worn about every two weeks before getting adjusted by the orthodontist.
Other benefits of invisalign include:
- no brackets, bands, or wires
- easier to keep up with oral health
- clear aligners are nearly undetectable by the naked eye
These types of braces are placed behind the teeth. While they are virtually undetectable and are a good cosmetic option, they are not recommended for those with small teeth. They are also not recommended for those with a severe overbite.
Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today
Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:
• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics
At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:
Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700
Dr Nease graduated as Valedictorian from Cocke County (TN) High School in 1988 and graduated from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) in 1992. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree as Valedictorian of his graduating class in 1996. He remained at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for his orthodontic training, and received his Master of Dental Science (MDS) degree in June of 1999. He immediately joined the practice of Dr. Phil Higginbotham in Spartanburg, beginning a wonderful professional relationship and friendship that endures today.