June 20th, 2015
As a specialist in orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages; not just teens and children. In fact, about 50% of our practice are adults who seek us out to improve their smile. We enjoy treating adults because many of them have waited years to have treatment. Some of our patients tell us that their parents could not afford braces when they were teens. They are now ready to take care of themselves and their appearance. We also have parents that begin treatment after we have treated their own kids. They tell us, "Now it is mommy's turn." For these reasons and more, treating adults is especially gratifying.
This patient required removal of two upper bicuspid teeth in order to align her teeth and improve her overbite. Her smile looks fuller after her treatment and there has been no flattening of her profile. Adult treatment requires more skills than treating just teens and children due to cessation of bone growth.
We have been treating adults in addition to teens and children for more than 20 years. Let us know if we can help you!