The benefit of orthodontic treatment is to prevent dental problems later in life, creating a stable functional and aesthetic result which means a healthier mouth for the future. However, it is never too late to have orthodontic treatment and in fact more adults are undergoing orthodontic treatment. They have treatment for various reasons including;
- Excess wear to teeth due to the bite or general appearance of the teeth.
- Joint function issues.
- Bone or periodontal disease.
- Orthodontic treatment can be used to plan for surgical correction of jaws or to prepare teeth for implants or crowns.
A significant deterrent for adults wanting to perfect their smile is the concern about the appearance of orthodontic appliances. Despite this, if you want to straighten your smile the use of Aligners (Invisalign) may also be of interest. For more information please see: Aligners, Traditional Braces