There is no age limit for braces fr adults.
Many people did not get braces when they were young or they did not wear their retainers until they
stopped growing into Adults. Now many are unhappy with their smile so they get braces too.
Most adults get orthodontic treatment because they realise that taking care of your smile is part of
taking care of yourself. As long as you have good periodontal health, braces can be used to straighten your
teeth and correct your bite.
To find out more call our friendly team.
At The Kensington Orthodontic Clinic and Orthosmile Hounslow, we offer a broad spectrum of treatments, including:
Fixed Metal Braces, which could also be coloured as well.
Including Lingual/Incognito and Invisalign.
Orthopedic treatment of the jaws (Growth modification).
Surgical treatment of the jaws (in conjunction with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon).
Multi-disciplinary treatment (complex treatment in coordination with other dental specialists).
We welcome patients of all ages, and we are proud to provide a service which has such profound and lasting effects!
While orthodontics is a focus on the teeth themselves, orthopaedic treatments focus on the jaws. In particular they are designed to influence the growth and shape of the jaws.
With nearly one third of the world having issues with irregular shape and size of the jaws, in particular the lower jaw, it is a growing field of study and practice. The goal of orthopaedic treatments of the jaws is to help correct the disparities between the upper and lower jaws that create misalignment.
Typically treatment would begin in the patient’s younger years, as they jaws are still going through growing phases. The methods that can be used would depend on the individual and are discussed with the patient and guardian.
When regular orthopaedic or orthodontic treatments are not an option or fail to correct the problems present, then surgery becomes the next option.
Surgery for the jaws can correct deformities and disparages between the upper and lower jaw. The main reasons why people will seek these treatments is because there is a loss in jaw function and to correct the appearance of the deformity.
Both the upper and lower jaw can be operated on to fix the problems caused by a malformation, which include: facial muscle issues, speech difficulties, eating issues, gum and palate problems.
When more than one treatment method is required to achieve a dental goal, then it is considered multi-disciplinary. This can mean that your orthopedist may use more than one technique to help you get the smile you deserve and need. Often times you will see this approach used when correcting malformation of the jaws.
None surgical treatments or surgical options will often be followed by orthodontic techniques, such as braces, to help bring the teeth back into alignment after improper jaw growth had caused them to come in improperly.