There are important differences between orthodontic treatment for adults compared to growing kids and teenagers. Adult jaws and faces have finished growing, and adult teeth tend to move more slowly. Adults may have broken, worn or missing teeth, and are more likely to have experienced gum disease. If any issues exist, they must be identified and treated before starting orthodontic care. We ensure that every aspect of dental care for our adult orthodontic patients is carefully managed throughout their treatment, to minimise the potential for unwanted issues to arise. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, but the right care and planning must be used when doing so. We want to make sure that you not only have a straight smile, but also a healthy smile.