Braces aren’t just for kids anymore.
Because adult patients are already finished growing, the orthodontist is faced with more of a challenge in resolving adult alignment and jaw correction. Also, there can be limits that are related to bone loss, missing teeth, restorations, gum recession and so forth. Still, in spite of these limitations, very dramatic life changes after adult orthodontic treatment can be experienced. Frequently, we treat adult patients who report specific, lifelong, nagging headaches that are resolved after a more balanced TMJ and functional bite is established with orthodontic care. There are few things quite as gratifying as seeing an adult, who has postponed orthodontic treatment for most of their life, finally transform their smile.