Adult Orthodontics

According to the Association of Orthodontists, the number of adults in orthodontic treatment jumped 58% from 1994 to 2010. At Bentele Orthodontics that number may be growing even more as we emphasize complex adult treatment and orthognathic surgery. Age is really no barrier as we see many patients in their 60’s and even 70’s. Except for modifying jaw growth, any orthodontic treatment may be accomplished at any age. The teeth may start moving a little slower but they usually catch up. If the maxilla needs to be widened then a surgical procedure aids the expansion. Careful attention must be paid to the health of the gum tissue so more frequent cleanings may be indicated. Oftentimes orthodontics can be combined with bleaching or veneers to produce a dazzling, youthful smile.

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