FAQ About Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
1. Can orthodontic treatment do for me what it does for children?
Healthy teeth can be moved at almost any age. Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both a 75-year-old adult and a 12-year-old child. Complicating factors, such as lack of jaw growth, may create special treatment planning needs for an adult.
One in five orthodontic patients is an adult. The AAO estimates that nearly 1,000,000 in the United States and Canada are receiving treatment from an orthodontist. To learn about correction of a specific problem, please consult your family dentist or contact us about scheduling a complimentary examination.