Braces For Grown-Ups

Braces aren't just for kids and teenagers. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. “Braces are the gold standard of orthodontic treatment,” say New York cosmetic dentists Steven E. Roth, DMD, who stresses their exceptional ability to correct complex bite problems since they exert force on each individual tooth.

For those who have overlapping, crowding or spaces larger than five millimeters, braces realign the teeth and shift the smile back into place. “Braces are really the way to go when exact, comprehensive treatment is needed. They can correct minor spacing concerns as well as those that are more severe, like rotated or tipped teeth, as well as a protruding jaw or pushed-back lower arch,” he says.

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