SOME STRAIGHT FACTS ABOUT ORTHODONTICS

October 26, 2023

Orthodontics — the practice of straightening teeth, aligning the bite and jaw, and delivering beautiful, long-lasting smiles — is growing in popularity all the time. And it’s no wonder, given the many advancements and treatment options we offer at Ortho Inc.

If we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you, here are some facts and figures about our specialty that we hope you’ll find interesting:

  • It’s estimated that more than 4 million people in the U.S. are wearing braces, including children and adults. This makes braces the most commonly used form of orthodontic treatment, although clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular, especially among adults.
  • Besides traditional metal braces, new treatment options include tooth-colored ceramic braces, and lingual braces that hide behind your teeth.
  • An estimated one-quarter to one-half of all children will require orthodontic treatment, because their teeth are more likely to be crooked or misaligned during early development. The average age is between 9 and 14 years old. 
  • The number of adults receiving orthodontic treatment has grown by an estimated 25 percent during the past decade, as more older Americans understand the benefits our care provides to both their appearance and oral health. 
  • The benefits of a beautiful smile go far beyond confidence and self-esteem. A properly aligned bite is a major factor in preventing gum disease and cavities. 
  • How long orthodontic treatment takes differs from one person to the next. The estimated duration can range anywhere from six months to two years.

Dare we say we’ve given you plenty to chew on here? Our orthodontic specialist at Ortho Inc welcomes new patients of all ages to our family-friendly practice. We’ve been creating radiant smiles for years, and we’d love to welcome you to our family! You’ll relax and feel comfortable the minute you walk in for your first consultation, so please contact us today for an appointment!