If you would entertain the possiblity of undergoing cosmetic surgery to improve a physical feature, chances are that you would think about undergoing orthodontic treatment to correct crooked/crowded teeth or a malocclusion. The fact is that “braces” and other orthodontic applicances are not just for children and adolescents.

Adulthood still presents the opportunity to fix crooked teeth, overbites, underbites and many other problems. The payoff for those who do so is a more youthful and attractive smile. Fundamentally, the biological process involved in tooth movement is the same for both adults and children. As long as the surrounding gums and supportive bones are healthy, orthodontic adjustments can be made well into adult life.

Today orthodontic treatment is simple, convenient, and affordable for patients of all ages. In many orthodontic practices, adults make up about 20 percent of patients.

As a third-generation orthodontist, I am proud to carry on the tradition of helping patients keep their teeth healthy and functional for a lifetime, along with developing the improved self-confidence that comes from a beautiful smile. We are committed to offering our patients the best orthodontics treatment.

Feel free to call North Jersey Orthodontics today to schedule a complimentary new patient exam.