While most people think of children in braces when they think about orthodontics — and it’s true that children and young adults are the most common orthodontic patients — it is not only children and young adults that need orthodontic care! Adults need it, too, especially if they did not receive it as a child, or received incomplete care. A recent study by the AAO found that adults are actually seeking orthodontic care in record numbers–the number of adult patients rose by 14% from 2010 to 2012, and the number is expected to keep rising. With numbers like that, it’s obvious that our patients need a place to get affordable braces in Philadelphia.
Affordable Braces in Philadelphia: Not a Lost Cause
Many adults choose not to pursue orthodontic care in their adult lives because they are worried about the cost of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontia can be a long process, and it can take years to get that smile you’ve always wanted, just because teeth move so slowly–especially in adults, whose adult teeth have fused to the bone and are more difficult to move.
So there’s the bad news about adult orthodontia–it can take a long time, though it usually does not take as long as patients expect. But there is good news, too. By investing in your smile now, you can save a lot of money in the long run. Out-of-alignment teeth can cause a lot of health problems later in life if not properly treated–jaw misalignments, teeth falling out, tooth pain, etc. By treating these problems now, you’re investing in your future and saving money in the long run.
The other good news is that orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to be terribly expensive. Penn Dental Medicine is committed to being the number one provider of affordable braces in Philadelphia, while maintaining a strict commitment to the standards of quality that are synonymous with our institution. At Penn Dental Medicine, you can expect a much lower cost for your orthodontic treatment than you would find at many other nearby treatment providers. On top of the cost, Penn Dental Medicine can assure you that the brightest young minds in the dental world, the next generation of world-class dentists and oral doctors will take fantastic care of you. Together, you will be able to create the perfect smile.