Achieving a smile you are proud of can have a profound positive impact on your life and confidence.
Today, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for almost any adult. It is well recognized that when left untreated, many orthodontic problems may become worse. When you have a malocclusion (“bad bite”), your teeth may be crowded, excessively spaced or may not fit together correctly. Such conditions may lead to dental health problems. Crowded teeth are hard to clean and, given time, may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Bad bites can also result in abnormal wearing of tooth surfaces, difficulty chewing and damage to supporting bone and gum tissue. Poorly aligned teeth can contribute to pain in the jaw joints.
You’ll be pleased to learn that orthodontic treatment will fit in with your current lifestyle – you can sing, play a musical instrument, dine out, kiss, and even have your picture taken. One in five orthodontic patients is an adult. The American Board of Orthodontics (AAO) estimates that more than 1,000,000 adults in the United States and Canada are receiving treatment from orthodontists who are members of the AAO.
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Before and After
An Excellent Invisalign Result — Adult Patient
This adult orthodontic patient had crowding of upper and lower front teeth. In particular one upper incisor was protruded out of the normal arch. To achieve the desired result, this patient faithfully wore the series of Invisalign trays as prescribed as Dr. Gary Lindner.
This patient began orthodontic treatment at age 10 with crowding of upper and lower teeth as well as anterior and posterior crossbites (upper teeth are behind lower teeth). An outstanding result was achieved with the use of conventional orthodontic appliances (braces) and a high level of cooperation. Great Job!!!!!