Healthy teeth in adults respond to orthodontic forces in the same manner as in younger individuals and treatment can be successful at any age! It is estimated that adults make approximately 25% of orthodontic patients.
Your orthodontist will be one member of your oral health team, all of whom are dedicated to helping you reach optimum dental health with the best esthetic and functional results possible for your gums, jaws, and teeth. This collaboration may involve your family dentist and/or specialists such as periodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, and prosthodontists.
Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. New techniques and materials make modern appliances smaller, sleeker, less visible and more comfortable. Some initial adjustments will be necessary, but if you are like the vast majority of adult patients, you will adjust quickly and will return to everyday activities very soon.