Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both adults and children.
In the past, orthodontic treatment was associated with children and teens, but today many adults seek orthodontic treatment to correct long-standing problems, or problems that stem from maturational changes. Orthodontists can help people of any age achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.
Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both adults and children, but adult treatment may take longer due to the maturity of bone. Complicating factors, such as lack of jaw growth, may create different treatment planning needs for the adult.