Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age! Adults are able to truly appreciate the benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. In fact, one of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over 21 and participating in what we call “adult orthodontics.” Better yet, the state-of-the-art orthodontic appliances we offer are often virtually invisible, making orthodontic treatment an attractive option to even the most discerning of patients.
Jaw surgery is sometimes required for adult orthodontic patients in order to correct a lack of growth in their jaw. Adults also may have experienced some damage or loss of their teeth, or they could require periodontal treatment before, during and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.