The American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is an adult.
There are many reasons to pursue orthodontic treatment as an adult. Maybe you had braces as a child and are experiencing relapse as an adult due to improper retainer use. Or perhaps irregularities have developed in your adult years that you are now seeking to correct. Whether the reason is medical or purely aesthetic, one thing is certain: You are never too old to have a beautiful, healthy smile.
Benefits of adult orthodontic care include:
- Decrease or eliminate jaw joint problems or pain (TMJ/TMD).
- Minimize excessive wear on the teeth.
- Create a more comfortable bite making it easier to chew.
- Address missing teeth.
- Close spaces between the teeth.
- Improve aesthetics and increase confidence.
Dr. Irwin has successfully treated many adult patients over the years with a wide variety of orthodontic conditions, such as overcrowding, excessively spaced teeth, and teeth that don’t fit together correctly.If not treated, these issues can lead to further problems such as decay, gum disease, and possibly tooth loss, so contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation. Remember, it is never too late to consider orthodontic care!