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If you’re hesitant as an adult to align your teeth with orthodontic treatment because you’re afraid your orthodontist doesn’t enjoy working with adult smiles, stop now. Dr. Jacob Spendlove enjoys working with patients of all ages; he is thrilled to give everyone their perfect smile! There are many reasons why your orthodontist loves working with adults, and we’re happy to tell you what those reasons are.

First, adults follow instructions. This means when we ask them to avoid hard and sticky foods, keep their teeth and braces clean, and take good care of their smiles, they do it. They don’t waste time experimenting and seeing what they can get away with. They want the best results possible and they are responsible, so they follow orthodontic instructions as best they can.

Second, adults have better oral hygiene that adolescents. This is usually because they spend more time making sure each tooth and hard-to-reach nooks and crannies are taken care of. Adolescents usually have busy minds, which makes them bored with brushing and flossing easily. Also, oral hygiene is tough with braces, so if adolescents feel frustrated, they usually give up while adults work hard until they complete the task.

Third, adults are more motivated. Usually, adults begin treatment because they decide they want to work toward their perfect smile for themselves. Conversely, tend to teenagers align their smiles because their parents and dentist tell them to. This can result in teenagers being lazy about oral hygiene or not caring very much about the results. Adults are excited about their future smiles and do whatever needs to be done to achieve them.

So, as you can see, working with adult patients is great for your orthodontist in Flagstaff, Arizona, so please don’t hesitate to align your smile. If you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Orthodontics, Inc. at (928) 774-0881. Our orthodontic team will be thrilled to help you!