The demand for adult Orthodontics has increased dramatically over the past two decades.
This is due to a number of factors:
- a greater awareness of the importance of a nice smile.
- an appreciation of how Orthodontics can assist in other dental treatments i.e. dentures, bridges, crowns, implants.
- Braces are now more socially acceptable & can be made less visible.
Even if you have had braces before, mild irregularities may have developed due to the lack of retainer wear. In this case, a short course of treatment can return them to perfect alignment again. Some patients will also wear braces on the advice of their Dentist to preserve or improve their dental health, for example, to improve bite and function for access.
As long as your gums and teeth are healthy there are NO real age limits to Orthodontic treatment.