For Adults

Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

The American Association of Orthodontists cites that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to have a beautiful smile by receiving orthodontic care!

Common Reasons Why Adults Are Considering Orthodontic Treatment:

  • If you have an abnormal bite or malocclusion that causes teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • If your teeth are crowded or spaced apart
  • If you have abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
  • If you want to feel confident about your smile 
The Difference Between Adult Orthodontics and Orthodontics for Children and Teens:
As an adult, your jawbone has finished growing. Which means that surgery may be necessary to align your jawbones. Other differences include:
  • Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease) — Adults experience gum recession and bone loss more frequently than children. Patients with straighter teeth are less likely to get gum disease.
  • Worn or missing teeth — Teeth can wear down and shift over time. If you also have missing teeth, this can cause other teeth to shift and tilt, creating a bad bite and increasing the possibility of gum disease.
  • Incomplete orthodontic treatment as a teen — Many adults received some orthodontic treatment as a child or teen, but don’t complete their treatment. Completing orthodontic treatment will help them get the healthy, beautiful smile they always wanted.
Why Should You Consider Orthodontic Treatment?
  • Straight teeth are healthy teeth — Having straight teeth makes it easier to brush and floss them properly, which can help prevent other health problems.
  • A beautiful, straight smile builds confidence — You’ll be able to smile big without being self-conscious about your smile. No more holding back! 
  • Mouths left untreated can get worse — If you need orthodontic treatment but don’t complete treatment, you could experience long-term health issues down the road.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
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