Ask Dr. Gerling: Am I too old for braces?

>Family Smiles John A Gerling DDS MSD McAllen TXWho’s afraid of “metal mouth” and the appearance of braces? Not adults, apparently. Recently, Dr. John A. Gerling read a fascinating statistic: the number of adults getting braces has actually climbed 24 percent since 1996! Yes, braces help make your pearly whites strong, healthy and perfectly-aligned, but perhaps another reason for the spike in adult braces is this: people want to look and feel great. In an age—and society—where looks matter as much as anything, and at a time when evenly-aligned and sparkling teeth might be the difference between getting a job or a promotion, adults are choosing—wisely, we might add—to invest in orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment with Dr. Gerling can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile.

If you’ve been thinking about getting that perfect smile, Dr. Gerling would love to have you visit for a consultation. Please give us a call to set one up!