Many adults now seek orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned, spaced or overlapping teeth. They account for some 25% to 30% of orthodontists’ clientele.
Many orthodontic problems can be treated just as easily in adults as in adolescents.
Since we have the opportunity to keep our teeth much longer than our ancestors did, orthodontic treatment is definitely worthwhile, as it helps to make our teeth more functional and aesthetically pleasing for many years to come.
There are many different types of braces available today, some of which are so avant-garde and discreet that you won’t even notice they’re there. These include invisible braces and evolutionary shells such as Invisalign.
Childhood and adolescence are ideal growth periods for correcting teething problems, but adults also have the opportunity to treat themselves to that long-coveted smile. It’s never too late to start.