For the majority of people, orthodontic treatment takes place in their teenage years. This is for obvious reasons, because by the age of 11, most people will have all their adult teeth descended, and it’s a lot easier at this age to determine whether there is gong to be an issue with certain teeth, be it crookedness or any other ailment.
Saying all that, adult braces are a prevalent enough thing too. In fact, there has been a marked uptick in adults in their 60s seeking orthodontic help.
At Smile Hub, no matter the age, we can get you back smiling! We have a number of procedures that can help – including Invisalign, see-through braces and more. So what is orthodontics?
Basically it focuses on the correction of teeth and jaws. Crooked teeth are of particular concern because they can be lost to tooth decay and periodontal disease. The pros of receiving orthodontic treatment are simple; a lifetime with a healthy mouth.
The vast majority of people tend to opt for orthodontics treatment during their teenage years. The reason being is that by age 11, the vast majority of people will already have most of their permanent teeth. It’s also easier to detect possible issues such as crooked teeth, bad bites or potential gaps at this young age.
However, that’s not to say that you can’t have braces as an adult. In fact, more and more adults are seeking orthodontics well into their 60s. There’s no age limit on achieving a healthy, happy smile. We have a wide range of orthodontic treatment available – including traditional braces, see-through braces and Invisalign. So, what exactly is orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics focuses on the correction of teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are at higher risk of being lost early due to tooth decay, increased pressure on the jaw and periodontal disease. The benefits of orthodontic treatment mean that teeth are more likely to last a lifetime and make for a far healthier mouth.