Orthodontic treatment is not limited to kids anymore and in fact, one of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21. Some of our adult patients have had braces before as kids and for others it is the first time. Either way, getting Orthodontic treatment as an adult can dramatically improve personal appearance and self esteem, in addition to improving overall dental health. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum recession, bone loss, tooth decay and abnormal wear of teeth.
Tooth position can be modified at any age as long as the supporting gum and bone structures are healthy. Existing periodontal disease may limit the extent to which teeth can be moved. Also, certain Orthodontic procedures that rely on growth cannot be employed in adults.
There are several esthetically superior options available for adults seeking Orthodontic treatment, including clear braces and Invisalign. Some of our adult patients even get the traditional metal braces, these are much smaller and more comfortable than they were before. Modern techniques also enable us to keep treatment time to a minimum. It is important to remember that each patient’s orthodontic diagnosis is different, and at your consultation visit Dr. Monica will go over the options available, and together with you decide which treatment is best suited to your particular case.