Adult treatment

As an adult, taking proper care of your teeth is even more important than it was in your childhood. These teeth will be with you forever, and if you want to have the healthiest, most camera-ready smile, visiting an orthodontist is an essential step. Reflections Orthodontics specializes in solving issues involving your teeth, jaws or bite misalignment.

Do adults need braces?

When you hear the word “braces,” you likely think of a teenager correcting crooked teeth or an overbite. However, these concerns can also occur in adulthood, and adult braces are more common than you think. Adult orthodontics is also popular after having another procedure on the teeth, such as placing veneers, dental crowns or implants.

Your orthodontist may recommend braces if they notice any of these conditions during examinations:

  • Crowded or overly spaced teeth
  • Malocclusion, otherwise known as an over or underbite
  • Crooked teeth
  • Irregularities in the face or jaw structure

Avoiding braces when you need them can lead to pronounced difficulties down the road, such as trouble eating or cleaning teeth, headaches, self-consciousness and an increased risk of dental damage.