Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

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 are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can, too.

Common Reasons Why Adults Are Considering Orthodontic Treatment:

  • A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly
  • Teeth are crowded or spaced apart, possibly leading to tooth decay or gum disease
  • Abnormal jaw pain or pressure that is caused by crooked teeth
  • Desire for a healthier mouth and a more confident smile

The Difference Between Adult Orthodontics and Orthodontics for Children and Teens:

The main difference between treating adults and children or teens is that as an adult, your jawbone is completely developed, whereas a child or teen’s bones are still developing, making it easier to form them into the right position. For adults, it is more difficult to correct your teeth, especially if your jawbones are not aligned correctly. If this is the case, orthognathic surgery may be required.

A few other differences include:

  • Worn or missing teeth
  • Gum or bone loss (periodontal disease)
  • Incomplete orthodontic treatment as a child

Whatever the case may be, you can rest assured knowing that the board-certified orthodontists at Fayetteville Orthodontics understand the difference between the needs of adults and the needs of children. Our promise is to work with you to find the best solution that will fit your and needs and budget and provide you with the care, attention, and respect that you deserve.

As an adult, it can be difficult to make the decision to get braces, especially if you don’t want to compromise your smile. The orthodontists at Fayetteville Orthodontics understand your hesitation, and we will work with you to answer all of your questions. If you’re still unsure, a few reasons that you may consider treatment include:

  • Straight, healthy teeth – With straighter teeth, you may find that it is easier to keep them clean and practice better oral hygiene, preventing further problems in the future.
  • More confidence – Are you tired of feeling like people are always staring at your teeth when you talk or smile? With straighter teeth, you can be worry-free every time you show off those pearly whites.
  • Untreated teeth can get worse – If you avoid straightening your teeth, it can lead to more costly problems in the future.
To learn more about the benefits of adult orthodontics, please contact Fayetteville Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We understand that you have a busy schedule, and we will work with you to make sure each office visit is as convenient as possible.

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