BRACES FOR ADULTS

Get It ‘Straight’ | Adults Need Braces Too. You are never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today, adults make up about 30% of orthodontic patients. Here’s why:

Looking Good: Orthodontic treatment can help correct crooked teeth or spaces that you’ve been self-conscious about for years. It can give you the confidence and pride that come with straight teeth and a great smile.

Maintaining Dental Health: Leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay, tooth loss,  and gum disease. Other problems include the abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces and difficulty in chewing. Orthodontic treatment can help you keep good oral health.

WHY IS ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IMPORTANT FOR ADULTS?

  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
  • Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
  • Improves function of teeth
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves oral health

IS ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT EFFECTIVE FOR ADULTS?

Yes. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic devices move teeth the same way for both adults and children. 

However, the major difference between child and adult orthodontic treatment is that adult bones are no longer growing. This means that it may take a little longer for adult teeth to move into their correct position.

DO BRACES FOR ADULTS HAVE TO SHOW?

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