Orthodontic treatment isn’t just for teens anymore. In fact, it never has been. While adults were once quite hesitant to correct their smiles, now a fifth of all orthodontic patients are aged 21 and older. No matter your age, a healthy and attractive smile is an asset to have.
Common Orthodontic Issues Adults Want Corrected:
- Teeth that come together incorrectly
- Uneven teeth that cause jaw pain
- Teeth that are too crowded and hard to clean
- Teeth that are spaced too far apart
- Teeth that twist and do not sit correctly
Treatment Options for Adults
Braces aren’t a look many adults are comfortable with—though if you are, we are happy to help you rock them! We offer many aesthetic options that can help adults feel more confident as they correct their smiles. These include:
- Clear braces
- Ceramic braces
- Self-ligating braces
- Lingual (behind the tooth) braces
- Invisible braces
- Traditional metal braces
Special Concerns With Adult Orthodontic Treatment
In younger patients, bone growth can be used to enhance treatment, which isn’t an option in adults. Adults are also more likely to have bone loss and gun loss, which can complicate treatment. Teeth that are worn down or missing also have to be addressed in many adult cases. We understand the differences between teen and adult treatment and know how to adapt our approach to best serve you.
As an adult, you know that straight teeth are healthy teeth, and a healthy and attractive smile is an asset that can boost confidence and help you do better in life. To learn more about how we can assist you, schedule your consultation.