Traditionally when we think about orthodontics, we think about kids whose permanent dentition is coming in and needs some correction or we think about teenagers with permanent dentition getting braces to fix their smile. Adults are usually hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment because of aesthetic concerns, cost, or time. Adults benefit from orthodontic care just as much as children and adolescents do.
Adults that can benefit from orthodontic treatment may have:
- Crooked teeth
- Worn down teeth
- Uneven bite
Improving crooked teeth can result in better hygiene. Teeth that are straight are easier to get clean. Worn down or chipped teeth can be restored and improve the appearance of an even gum and teeth line. Slight tweaking or rotation of teeth can help with long term function of the teeth and prevent the unwanted interference of an uneven bite. Moving the teeth also keeps treatment conservative. Without orthodontics, the treatment would be more aggressive and invasive.
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