Many adults and even seniors are experiencing the benefits of having the healthiest and most attractive smile of their life due to orthodontic treatment.
In most cases, orthodontic treatment is not only about the superficial benefits of having straight teeth. Straight teeth also reflect a properly aligned jaw and better overall health. Teeth that are aligned are easier to brush and floss, so you prevent cavities and other dental issues. Aligning the jaw reduces and even eliminates bruxism and other symptoms of TMJ disorder, which involves unpleasant clicking in the jaw.
There are many orthodontic treatments available, including traditional and Damon braces as well as more discreet options such as Invisalign® clear aligners.
The typical treatment period for adults is within 6 and 12 months for limited treatment, and 18-30 months for extensive treatment, with most cases ending in under two years. The length of treatment also depends on patient compliance with proper home oral hygiene habits, wearing of any appliances, and routine checkup and adjustment visits.