Orthodontics for Adults

According to the American Association for Orthodontists, one in five orthodontic patients is over the age of 21. In addition to adults taking advantage of orthodontic procedures for aesthetic reasons, many adults are beginning to recognize the functional importance of maintaining their dental and orthodontic health.

If you have never been to an orthodontic check up or if you are interested in correcting orthodontic issues that have caused you to feel self-conscious, contact Dr. Jacobson to set up a consultation today. He is the best option when it comes to correcting your orthodontic condition.

Possible Complications

Adults may be considering orthodontic treatment for a variety of reasons such as bad or misaligned bites, teeth crowding, excessive spacing, abnormal jaw pain, or simply a desire for a healthier mouth and more confidence in their smile. Many of these reasons can result in tooth decay or gum disease if left untreated.

Treatment Options

There are many different types of treatments available for adults:

  • Clear (ceramic) braces
  • Self-ligating braces
  • Lingual (behind-the-tooth) braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Traditional metal braces

Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Jacobson will review the best treatment options for your condition to help you make the best possible decision in regards to your orthodontic treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it common for adults to have orthodontic treatment?


One in five orthodontic patients is above the age of 21, so it is extremely common to have treatment as an adult.

What symptoms can arise from a lack of orthodontic treatment?

In addition to aesthetic purposes, people turn to orthodontic surgery to correct the following symptoms:

  • Misaligned bites
  • Teeth crowding
  • Excessive spacing
  • Abnormal jaw pain

Are visible traditional braces my only option for straightening my teeth?

There are numerous options for correcting your orthodontic issues that are both comfortable and aesthetic. Less conspicuous options include clear ceramic braces, lingual (behind-the-tooth) braces, and invisible braces.

Give us a call!

We have friendly and trained staff who are available to answer your questions.  Don’t hesitate to pick up the phone.

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