Too Old for Ortho? Think Again!
There’s a common misconception that orthodontic treatment is for children and teens. Most adults feel that if they missed out on orthodontic treatment as a child, they are pretty much out of luck.
It’s true that you see more kids in braces than adults. One reason is that we can catch orthodontic problems early and provide appropriate interventive treatment. Another is that many parents who didn’t get orthodontic treatment want to give their kids the opportunity they didn’t have. They sacrifice their treatment so their children can get the care they need.
However, these things certainly don’t mean adults—even older adults—cannot be treated. Today more and more adults understand the esthetic and ...