Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21.
Many adults live with or develop orthodontic problems but hesitate to seek an orthodontic opinion because they think they’re too old and their teeth won’t move or they are put off by the thought of bulky braces. The major difference between teen treatment and adult treatment is the lack of facial growth in adults.
Teeth can always be moved regardless of age as long as they and their supporting gums are healthy.
Adult problems range from health issues with the position of their teeth to cosmetic concerns such as crooked teeth, gaps or protruding teeth. Orthodontic treatment options can therefore range from the complex, which involves your orthodontist working with your dentist and other dental specialists, to simple solutions for a better smile.
Our cosmetic options include:
Ceramic Braces are either tooth coloured or completely clear and can be used with tooth coloured wires to make them even less visible. They work in precisely the same way as traditional metal braces, producing exactly the same results.
A sequence of removable clear aligners that are virtually invisible but are not suited to every situation.
Lingual braces are attached to the inside of your teeth (instead of the front) and hidden from view.