Orthodontic Fact #8

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Orthodontic Fact #8 Statistically speaking, over 1 million Americans over the age of 18 consult orthodontic clinics to help align their teeth

It’s a fact that going to the orthodontist and getting braces is no longer just for teenagers who seek to better their looks with straighter teeth. According to statistics, over one million Americans over the age of 18 have consulted with an orthodontic clinic to improve their smile. Here are three popular options adults with crooked teeth can choose from.


For those who have extremely crooked teeth along with a major under or overbite, traditional metal braces might be the best option. Even though many adults want to avoid having a “metal mouth,” this might be the only choice for some.


For those who don’t want any metal in their mouths, invisalign is a popular choice. Not only do these provide a non-metal solution, they are also removable. Each tooth gets its own aligner that is worn about every two weeks before getting adjusted by the orthodontist.

Other benefits of invisalign include:

  • no brackets, bands, or wires
  • easier to keep up with oral health
  • clear aligners are nearly undetectable by the naked eye


These types of braces are placed behind the teeth. While they are virtually undetectable and are a good cosmetic option, they are not recommended for those with small teeth. They are also not recommended for those with a severe overbite.

Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today

Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:

• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics

At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:

Dr. Phil Higginbotham
Dr. Eric Nease

Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700

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