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Even though orthodontists work mainly with patients who are kids and teens, that doesn’t mean they don’t like working with adults. In fact, it’s strongly encouraged for adults to align their smiles if needed. Our orthodontist, Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter, absolutely enjoys working with adults, and our team would like to tell you why.

The first reason is because adults follow instructions. When we say you need to take good care of your teeth, gums, and braces by keeping up on oral hygiene, avoiding hard and sticky foods, and attending your orthodontic and dental appointments, adults do it. They want the perfect results that are promised to them, so they’ll do whatever they can to help the orthodontist help their smiles.

The second reason is because adults generally have better oral hygiene compared to kids and teens. This is because cleaning the smile and braces can be tough. When oral hygiene is difficult, kids and teens usually give up while adults work hard. This is beneficial because top-notch oral hygiene makes the orthodontic process much more convenient and successful.

The third reason is because adults are motivated. Usually, adults choose to align their smiles for themselves. No one is encouraging them to align their teeth, except for maybe their dentist, but that’s different for kids and teens. Typically, kids and teens get braces because their parents and dentist tell them to—not because they want to.

As you can see, Dr. Ora Rosenfeld Canter is more than happy to work with adult patients. So, if you’re considering aligning your smile, please reach out to Ora R. Canter, DDS Orthodontics at 718-278-2441 at your earliest convenience and schedule an appointment. We will be happy to help you!