All-time High Number of Adults Seeing an Orthodontist

According the AAO American Academy of Orthodontists the number of adults seeing an orthodontist is at an all-time high. One reason for the increase in treatment is the fact that orthodontic treatment is just as effective for adults as children.  Healthy teeth can be moved at any age because it’s the same physiological process. Depending on the complexity of the case, as well as what the patient wants to achieve, a short-term touch up can take as little as several months while comprehensive treatment can take much longer.

Working from Home Makes Appointments Easier

Here at Jennifer L. Martin, DDS we have seen an increase in our adult patients over the past few months. More adults are working from home and find it more convenient now to make appointments with their orthodontist. We have also heard that working professionals value their smile more than ever with so many video conference calls. They have realized smiles now are more important than ever!

Nobody knows when life will normalize with regular office hours. Use this time to get caught up on your health by scheduling with your orthodontist today.

Adults are Prioritizing Dental Health

Straight teeth are attractive and create confidence, but there’s many total body health benefits. Misaligned teeth can lead to dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, abnormal wearing of tooth enamel and difficulty chewing. Since we are living longer than ever before, and healthy teeth are therefore more important than ever. Learn how teeth change as an adult and check out the adult’s guide to orthodontics at

Your Treatment Doesn’t Have to be Noticeable 

There have been years of advances in orthodontics which have made treatment more comfortable and less noticeable than ever. Today’s treatment options for adults are designed to minimize the appearance of the appliance to better fit any lifestyle. Options include clear aligners, natural tooth-colored braces, traditional metal braces, and braces that go behind the teeth. You can straighten your teeth without worrying about unsightly wires & brackets.

Did You Miss Appointments?

If you missed appointments during the past couple of months, we are here for you & want to get your caught up. We are contacting patients about re-scheduling. You can also take the proactive step to contact us to schedule at your convenience. We make every effort to move your appointment in a timely manner, but you should expect a slightly longer appointment than before due to safety protocols.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Dr. Jennifer L. Martin and our team love transforming lives, one smile at a time. We work one-to-one with each patient to determine their clinical needs and care goals, and then develop individual treatment paths to create their healthy new smile.

We offer complimentary consultations at our Pleasant Hill, CA orthodontic office, serving Martinez, Concord, Walnut Creek and Lafayette. Please call to learn more and schedule your consultation, today.

Dr. Martin and everyone at Jennifer L. Martin, DDS, look forward to welcoming you to our practice. We would love to develop a long-term relationship with you, while making the beautiful smile of your dreams a reality!

Jennifer L. Martin, D.D.S.
401 Gregory Lane, Suite 126
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Phone: (925) 676-8485





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