Comprehensive Treatment for Adults
Today more than 30% of orthodontic patients are over 18 years old. Problems such as crooked teeth, improper bite, overcrowding and buck teeth are now being treated in people regardless of their age. The main difference between treating children and adults is that, unlike children, adult bones are no longer growing which means their teeth may take a little longer to move to the correct position.
Many adults are wary of getting braces because they are afraid of how they will look or they do not want people to know they have them. One option that is becoming more popular is Invisalign and ceramic braces. Invisalign is a treatment option that involves wearing a series of removable retainers that gradually move your teeth into place without being noticeable. Ceramic braces are installed by your orthodontist and blend into the color of your teeth making them less conspicuous than traditional metal braces.