Orthodontics for Adults
Teeth Can be Moved at Any Age
Orthodontic treatment for adults can vary greatly, possibly requiring extractions and/or jaw surgery, removable bite plates, braces on either upper and/or lower teeth, and occasionally elastics. Braces have become more esthetic over the last 20 years, becoming smaller and less obvious. In fact, clear plastic, ceramic or lingual braces can often be used.
There are sometimes limitations and increased risks associated with adult orthodontics. The best person to evaluate the feasibility of orthodontic treatment is an orthodontic specialist. Your orthodontist will explain any risks related to your treatment: most risks relate to the health of your gums and bones before treatment and your oral hygiene during treatment.