Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Take The First Step To The Smile You Have Always Wanted

You won’t be alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can, too.

Reasons For Treatment

-Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

-A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly

-Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly leading to tooth decay or gum disease

-Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth

-Complete treatment that was not finished as a child or teen

-Straight teeth are healthy teeth, because properly  aligned teeth are easier to keep clean.

-By not receiving orthodontic treatment when it’s needed, costly long-term health issues can result.

Treatment Options For Adults 

As an adult, you have a lot of choices including:

-Clear or Ceramic braces

-Invisalign

-Self-ligating braces

-Lingual (behind the tooth) braces

-Traditional metal braces

How Adult Orthodontics Is Different 

– Not by much!  Any age is good for Orthodontice Treatment.

-Adult jawbones have stopped growing, which may make orthognathic surgery a possibility if alignment is needed.

-Adults are more likely to experience gum recession or even bone loss due to gingivitis or advanced periodontal disease. Patients with straighter teeth are less likely to get gum disease.

-If teeth have been worn down or have shifted into different positions, this can be corrected with orthodontic care. Missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.