ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS

Why choose Profilo┬░ Dental?

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.

About orthodontics for adults

Here are the answers to the most common questions we get about orthodontics for adults. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or send an email.

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Is orthodontic treatment effective in adults?

Age is not an issue when it comes to Orthodontic treatment. As long as the supporting bone and gum around teeth are healthy, teeth can be moved successfully using Adult Braces with little risk of damage.

Does orthodontic treatment take longer in adults?

Orthodontic treatment can be as effective in adults as it is in children and teenagers, but it usually takes a little longer for teeth to move in adults using clear braces or Invisalign.

How often do I need adjustments during adult orthodontic treatment?

Advances in oprthodontic systems allow for appointments to be spaced out to around 8 weeks apart. Modern styles of braces use clear brackets that don't require elastics, hence there are far fewer adjustment visits.

I've been treated for gum disease, can I still have orthodontics as an adult?

As long as you don't have active gum disease, you are usually suitable for orthodontic treatment as an adult. It is definitely important you have regular appointments with our dentists or oral therapists during orthodontic treatment.

I've had braces before but my teeth have moved. Can I fix this?

We see many people that have had orthodontic treatment when younger and have experienced relapse of their teeth. There are relatively inexpensive, quick and simple ways to realign your teeth, and keep them straight permanently.

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