Who doesn’t want a great smile? A lot of adults who had given up on ever having attractive, straight teeth are now finding their way to the orthodontist, thanks to recent technology that has made braces much less visible and much more comfortable.
While some adults simply want to improve their appearance, others are interested in correcting problems with their teeth or jaws that can cause real damage over time. Tooth decay, gum disease, early wear and tear – all can be a result of teeth and jaws that are not properly aligned.
Here are just a few of the reasons more adults are seeking the help of their orthodontist, often in tandem with their children: