Adult Orthodontics is becoming more common because there are discreet options in the form of clear braces and Invisalign that are now available.
Healthy teeth can be moved at any age, so there's no such thing as being too old for braces!
Orthodontic treatment for adults differs from children because the growth and development of the jaws are complete in adults. So changes in adult jaw structure can't be accomplished with orthodontic appliances alone and might require Orthognathic Surgery.
Current research has shown that Orthodontics can have significant benefits socially and professionally along with a boost in confidence.
Do dental esthetics have any influence on finding a job?
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American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics , Volume 146 , Issue 4 , 423 – 429
2. How does orthodontic treatment affect young adults' oral health-related quality of life?
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American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics , Volume 141 , Issue 6 , 751 - 758