It is estimated that over 25% of a practices’ patients are comprised of adult patients. Some reasons for this are the fact that teeth tend to shift with age, where some adults may find their teeth to become more crooked as they get older, or teeth have shifted years after having had orthodontic treatment.
Other adults simply never had the opportunity to have treatment growing up as a child. Some adults require orthodontic treatment only as part of an interdisciplinary treatment plan (e.g. uprighting tilted teeth for restorative purposes).
Orthodontic treatment is a lifelong investment into your oral and dento-facial health