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
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.
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.