Adult TreatmentGhosh Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, and the number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment has increased significantly in recent times. The biological process involved in tooth movement is the same in adults and children, with slight differences in the treatment modalities.
The health of an individual’s teeth, gums and supporting bone are the most important determinants for improving an adult smile and function. Often interdisciplinary treatment in conjunction with other dental practitioners may be necessary.
Due to the fact that adult’s facial bones are no longer growing, certain asymmetrical corrections cannot be accomplished with braces alone. These dramatic facial changes however, are now being achieved successfully using a combined approach of orthognathic surgery and orthodontics for individuals who elect to receive this type of treatment.
Contrary to popular belief, wearing braces will not interfere with the adult lifestyle. Patients can make business presentations, sing, play a musical instrument, and dine out. Incorporating new technologies into our treatment has dramatically decreased the frequency of visits and reduced the total treatment time for our busy adults.
The options available now are just as dramatic. We have clear translucent brace as well as clear Invisalign aligners, to choose from so consult with your orthodontist to see what option is best for you.