Adult Orthodontics

Adult Orthodontics

Orthodontics is for adults too!

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Jean-François – 52 years old

Why not invest in yourself and enjoy a more beautiful smile for years to come?

Orthodontics is possible at any age!

Today, more than 25% of orthodontic patients are adults. Orthodontic treatments are more accessible than ever with the introduction of cosmetic, less bulky brackets; Invisalign® clear aligners; and iBraces®, a new generation of “invisible” lingual braces. Orthodontic corrections can have a significant impact on your appearance and self-esteem, in addition to improving your dental health and function.

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“My friends had braces, so I said to myself, ‘If they have braces, why can’t I?’ The difference is unbelievable! I am beyond happy with the results.”

Kathy, 42 years old

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The Difference Between Adults and Teenagers

If a person’s teeth, gums and bone that supports the teeth are healthy, then orthodontic tooth movement is almost the same in both adults and teens. However, there are some key differences between adults and youth.

A fundamental difference is the lack of growth in adults. When a person has an unbalanced upper and lower jaw, it may be necessary for him or her to undergo surgery in one or both of the jaws to restore alignment.

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What is Bücco? A group of certified orthodontists united to promote the importance of oral health and the benefits of orthodontics.

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Limited Treatments

We have patients from 3 to 81 years old! Each individual has his or her own unique set of challenges to address, and adults often have specific expectations and needs when it comes to orthodontics. The reasons for undergoing treatment are very different from one person to the next. In some cases, adults choose to consult a professional when a chronic functional problem is affecting their lives or when orthodontic corrections are needed to reduce the risk of further damage on worn teeth. While in other cases, some adults prefer to focus specifically on the unaesthetic appearance of their teeth.

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