Adult Treatment – Braces for Adults

braces for adults - smiling woman Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. We’re seeing more and more adult orthodontic patients in our office these days, and it’s not hard to figure out why. With more treatment options that are barely noticeable, adults have discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Many adults and parents realize that investing in a smile makeover can have significant benefits, both professionally and socially. This is an important part of the confidence-boosting makeover process.

Orthodontic Adult Treatment – For Healthy Teeth & Beautiful Smile

Healthy teeth can be moved at most any age, so there’s no truth in being too old for braces! But keep in mind that orthodontic treatment for adults is different for two main reasons:
  1. The growth and development of the jaws are complete in adults, so changes in actual jaw structure can’t be accomplished with the same orthodontic treatment in the way they can with a growing child.
  2. Periodontal (gum) disease is more prevalent in adults than in children. During Orthodontic treatment, gentle forces apply to your teeth so they can move through their surrounding bone. Periodontal health plays a key role in all of this. if the gum tissues are not healthy during orthodontics, bone loss can result and weaken the long-term prognosis of your teeth. 
To find out if you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment in our clinic, contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.