Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

Today, 1 in 4 orthodontic patients are adults. Leaving misaligned teeth untreated can lead to dental problems such as excessive wear, tooth decay, gum disease, and difficulty chewing. With adult orthodontic treatment, you can improve your bite and decrease the potential risk of developing these problems in the future.

Benefits of Adult Orthodontics

  • Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
  • Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
  • Improves ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
  • Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
  • Improves function of teeth
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improves oral health

Treatment doesn’t have to be noticeable.

Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and less noticeable than ever. Many of today’s treatment options are designed to minimize the appearance of the appliance to better fit any lifestyle.

Options include invisalign, tooth-colored braces, tiny but more traditional metal braces, and braces that go behind the teeth.

Because not every appliance is suitable for every kind of orthodontic problem, Dr. Berger will be able to determine which type is right for the best result.

Problems to Watch for in Adults

Malocclusions, some of which are illustrated above, may be improved by orthodontic treatment. Final treatment decisions should be made in consultation with the family dentist, the orthodontist and other specialists, if necessary.