There are many things you can be too old for. Ball pits. Eating an entire pizza by yourself. Rub-on tattoos. Ortho is not one of those things.

Orthodontic treatment might seem like more of a rite of passage for teenagers. But more and more adults are turning to ortho to give them the smiles they have always wanted. In fact, roughly one in four ortho patients are adults, and that number continues to grow.

While ortho is obviously used to improve the appearance of any smile, it also plays an integral role in improving overall oral health and function. Properly-aligned teeth have a lower incidence of decay and experience reduced amounts of day-to-day wear. Orthodontics can also be helpful in treating chronic jaw pain associated with TMD and other serious bite problems.

“But I’m just not sure I want to show up to work on Monday with braces,” you say. We hear you. Many adults have concerns about how traditional metal braces will affect their professional image or lifestyle. That’s why Dr. Chris Trockel and Dr. Martin Trockel offer a variety of discreet straightening options, including clear aligners and lingual braces. Just like your secret My Little Pony addiction, no one at work will need to know about your orthodontic treatment.

If you’ve been thinking about taking the ortho plunge, it’s time to give True Smile Orthodontics a call. During your consultation, we’ll talk about your options and decide whether orthodontic treatment is right for your smile goals. Contact us at 918-364-2222 to schedule your visit and to learn more about adult orthodontics in Bixby, Glenpool, Sapulpa, Jenks, Tulsa, Broken Arrow, and Okmulgee, Oklahoma.