Because braces are most often worn by children and teenagers, many people believe that if you haven’t fixed your teeth by the time you become an adult, it’s too late. This is not true!
While it is true that orthodontic issues are easier to correct in children and teenagers, it is never too late to have the perfect smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Orthodontic treatment in children and teenagers is usually easier because their jaw bones are softer and still growing. This makes tooth movement and alterations to jaw shape easier. In adults, the jaw bones have stopped growing and are harder. This makes procedures such as facial orthopaedics to alter facial bones less effective, however still possible. Tooth movement in adults is often slower than in children.
Jaw Surgery to correct misaligned jaws is more common in adults but not always necessary, often we can use appliances such as braces to perfect your smile.
There are now several orthodontic treatments available that are invisible (Lingual Braces) or nearly invisible (Invisalign) so your friends and work colleagues will never know you are undergoing orthodontic treatment! We are one of the few orthodontic practices that offer Invisible (Lingual) braces to our patients. Call us to discuss how we can invisibly give you the smile you always wanted.