Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists states that one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health and they want to feel better about their appearance. Adults everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity to receive orthodontic care, and now you can, too.
The main difference between treating adults and children or teens is that as an adult, your jawbone is completely developed, whereas a child or teenâ€™s bones are still developing, making it easier to form them into the right position. For adults, it is more difficult to correct your teeth, especially if your jawbones are not aligned correctly. If this is the case, orthognathic surgery may be required.
A few other differences include:
Whatever the case may be, you can rest assured knowing that the board-certified orthodontists at Fayetteville Orthodontics understand the difference between the needs of adults and the needs of children. Our promise is to work with you to find the best solution that will fit your and needs and budget and provide you with the care, attention, and respect that you deserve.
As an adult, it can be difficult to make the decision to get braces, especially if you donâ€™t want to compromise your smile. The orthodontists at Fayetteville Orthodontics understand your hesitation, and we will work with you to answer all of your questions. If youâ€™re still unsure, a few reasons that you may consider treatment include: