Today more than ever there is a high demand for orthodontics by adults. This may be because they were not able to access orthodontic care as a child, or maybe a small orthodontic problem has slowly deteriorated over the years, and now warrants treatment.
Adult teeth tend to move under orthodontic forces much the same as children’s teeth do, however treatment commonly will take longer. As an adult, we do not have the advantage of facial growth to aid in the correction of the orthodontic problems presented, and so treatment options are different in some cases.
The presence of different types of fillings, crowns and bridges, as well as increased risk of gum disease can make adult orthodontics challenging, but also extremely rewarding. In adults, facial growth has ceased, and so cases of severe jaw discrepancies may require a combined treatment plan involving orthodontics as well as oral and maxillo-facial surgery. This type of treatment has become much more routine these days and involves close interaction with the orthodontist and maxillofacial surgeon. Many results are life changing.
Learn more about the Labial Braces services that Scope Orthodontics can provide for adults.
Learn more about the Lingual Braces services that Scope Orthodontics can provide for adults.
Learn more about the Invisalign services that Scope Orthodontics can provide for adults.