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Think Braces are Just for Kids? Over 25% of our Patients are Adults!

You’ve been thinking about it for a while. Maybe you’ve even dreamed about it. But could braces be right for you, even though you’re an adult?

The answer is: Yes! Braces are no longer only for children or teens. Everyone deserves straight, white, beautiful teeth. And that includes you. Today, braces are more comfortable, less noticeable, and have to be worn for a shorter time. So what’s holding you back? Let’s talk more about braces for adults because this is something our Alpharetta orthodontic office understands. In fact, more than 25 percent of our patients are adults. That number might be higher than you expect, but it’s true. And our adult patients see some incredible results.

Why more adults are getting braces

braces-metalOf course, many people, including adults, get braces for cosmetic reasons. But people get braces for other reasons too. We’ll go over the top reasons adults are getting braces today, you can consider if any of these reasons might fit you. People are becoming more health conscious. If you have crooked, misaligned teeth, this means you’ll have more bacteria in your mouth, which can lead to health issues including heart disease and more. Bite problems might cause teeth grinding, which can cause you to lose some of your teeth. Appearance is important. In our society, appearance is hugely important. And your smile is often the first thing people notice. If you’re afraid to smile or show off your teeth, people notice this too. Straight teeth improves confidence. When you achieve your new smile, you’ll feel more confident in your personal and professional life.

Braces have improved. Think you have to be a “metal mouth” if you get braces? No longer is this true. And will you suffer years of discomfort? Most likely not. And you won’t have to visit our orthodontist office frequently. Nowadays, braces are advanced, so whatever perceptions you have of braces are probably no longer true. Braces are smaller and some are even invisible.

Adults have the money to get braces. Now that you’re an adult, maybe you can actually afford braces. At Jordan Orthodontics, we want to meet your needs. That’s why we offer financing options, credit card payments, and bank drafts. And if you’re insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you’ll have the benefit of reduced personal costs. No matter your situation, we’ll work to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. How does that sound? Great, right? Maybe you’re dating again or want to create a great first impression. If you started dating again or you regularly meet new people, a straight, bright smile is one of the best ways to create a positive impression on others.

Straight teeth are more comfortable and easier to care for. When your teeth are straight, you won’t feel pain when you chew. And oftentimes, headaches, indigestion, and jaw pain will disappear as well. People are living longer. As people live longer and realize older adults can have beautiful smiles, braces make more sense. Misaligned, crowded teeth can cause plaque build-up, periodontal disease, and cavities.

Braces are a fashion statement. Models have worn them to runway shows. And braces have graced the cover of fashion books.

And if you need more reasons, check out our article about 7 great reasons why adults should get braces.

Key Takeaway: There are many reasons adults need or want braces. Health, appearance, and improved confidence are among the top motivations.

Braces options for adults

invisalign clear alignersAt our office, we offer a variety of treatments to help adults improve their smiles and get healthier bites.

Metal braces. Our metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel, and we commonly use them for our adult patients who have more serious problems with their mouths.

Ceramic braces. This type of braces is made of clear material and are most popular with our adult patients. They are more fragile, however; and the elastic ties can discolor, so it’s important to pay extra care to this type of braces.

Invisalign clear aligners. Many adults are happy with Invisalign, which are clear, plastic aligners that are placed over the teeth and can be taken off while eating. This nearly invisible option requires little maintenance and short orthodontic visits. Plus, they are comfortable. But if you have more serious problems with your mouth, clear aligners might not be the right option for you.

Key Takeaway: If you want or need braces, many options exist and surely one of them will please you and correct your mouth in a timely and comfortable way.

Straight smiles are better

Studies regularly show how much Americans want and like straight smiles. According to one study, al almost 40 percent of Americans wouldn’t go on a second date with someone if the person had misaligned teeth. Americans also say they prefer a nice smile to clear skin.

Now maybe you don’t want people to only notice your braces. You want them to notice you. And we understand this. If this is something that concerns you, please let our friendly and professional staff know this when you come in for you complimentary consultation. We can talk to you more about Invisalign and clear aligners, and if they might be the right braces option for you.

Key Takeaway: It really is this simple: Straight smiles are better.

Celebrities and singers are getting braces too

Adults of all types can and are getting braces. Now, adults make up about 25 percent of all patients in the United States and Canada. Many celebrities and popular singers have also made the commitment to straight, healthy teeth.

At 30 years of age, Gwen Stefani wore braces.
Tom Cruise began wearing braces at the age of 40.
Faith Hill had braces on her teeth at the age of 45.
Jazz singer-songwriter Sara Mitra ( got braces to fix her teeth, which had shifted while she was pregnant due to hormonal changes.

Key Takeaway: Adults of all professions and all ages are getting braces, including celebrities and popular singers.

Are you ready for a new and improved smile?

If you want dramatic, impressive results for your mouth, it’s never too late to get braces. And if you want to avoid severe tooth decay, gum and bone loss, irregular wear of your tooth enamel, and TMJ/TMD pain in your jaw, you really should consider braces.

Schedule your free consultation today (, and you’ll be closer to achieving the stunning smile you want.

Why you should choose Dr. Jeffrey Jordan

So you think you might want braces, but you don’t know where you should go. At Jordan Orthodontics in Alpharetta, GA, Dr. Jeffrey Jordan, is experienced and skilled in giving his adult patients healthy, beautiful smiles.

Dr. Jordan was actually the first orthodontist in Alpharetta, and he has helped more than 10,000 patients! Plus, he has top-notch credentials, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Here are 13 reasons to choose Dr. Jordan as your orthodontist.

So give our office a call right now, and we’ll be happy to talk to you about your needs and wants and how we can help you and your mouth. Call 770-751-1240or contact us online here.


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