In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, Ormco™ Corporation, maker of the Damon ™ Smile, is raising awareness about some common misconceptions about orthodontic treatment. A recent survey found that 35 percent of American adults are unhappy with their smile, yet many adults remain hesitant to consider orthodontic treatment as a solution.1 To help educate consumers about what orthodontic treatment options are available to them, Ormco offers the following tips.
1. Not Too Late: While the majority of Americans realize that it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment, one-third of Americans believe you’re too old for treatment once you reach a certain age.1 In fact, adults can experience the many benefits from having a healthy, natural smile as a result of orthodontic treatment at any age.
2. Faster Treatment: The average length of treatment has decreased by almost 10 percent.2 Treatment options such as the Damon System cut down the duration of treatment even further and have been shown to be up to 6 months shorter.3
3. Decreased Discomfort: Braces technology has evolved and treatment options such as the Damon System do away with rubber bands and the need to have your braces tightened.
4. Invisible Options: Clear aligners aren’t the only option for discrete orthodontic treatment. Clear braces, such as Damon™ Clear, afford patients the discretion of invisible aligners and better, more lasting results.
5. Broader Health Benefits: Orthodontic treatment also leads to a range of whole body health benefits. Properly aligned teeth chew more efficiently, which may help digestion. And aligned teeth create a better bite, which may reduce stress, headaches, and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.
To learn more about how you can achieve a fuller, wider natural smile, visit the Damon Doctor Locator on www.DamonBraces.com.
1According to a survey of 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults conducted commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and conducted by Wakefield Research.
2According to the 2009 Journal of Clinical Orthodontics Practice Study
3Berger J. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 2000
October is National Orthodontic Health Month