Adults currently make up about one quarter of our patients. Advances in aesthetic options make it easier and more practical for more adults to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today’s braces are less conspicuous and more comfortable than appliances of the past. You can choose the treatment approach that best suits your lifestyle: stainless steel, clear or ceramic braces or Invisalign® clear plastic aligners.
While orthodontics can have great cosmetic benefits, many adults do not realize that well-aligned and properly fitting teeth (the bite or occlusion) may also enhance their ability to keep their teeth for a lifetime. Straight teeth are easier to brush and floss, which can help prevent periodontal (gum) disease. In addition, a bite that properly distributes the forces of chewing is like a solid foundation to a building, enabling the teeth to better withstand the stress of daily use.