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Do you ever wonder why more children and teens have braces more often than adults? If so, we’re here to tell you why! Even though braces do the same things, the treatment is different for each age group. However, that doesn’t mean that adults can’t align their smiles. Everyone deserves to be proud of your smile, but adults may have a different orthodontic experience because of:

Different oral health conditions
As time passes by, the bones of the smile become harder and they stop growing. This could make it a bit difficult to transform the smile. Adults also tend to suffer from additional complications, like mild gingivitis infections, bone loss, and aging tissue. Because of these things, the treatment time may be a bit longer.

They don’t have much room
Oftentimes, adults don’t have enough room in their smiles to correct a bite. When this happens, tooth extraction is generally the best option. However, orthodontists frequently aim to provide a functional bite rather than a perfect bite when this is the case.

They might have extraction issues
If an adult has extracted a tooth in the past, it may cause some complications for the orthodontist. Extraction sites are not the easiest areas to move teeth into. If this is the case, the doctor may recommend placing prosthetic bone in the area.

If you would like to see if these issues would be a problem for you, our Smiley Dental Broadway team encourages you to call 972.303.3600 today! The sooner you make an appointment with Dr. Lynh Pham, the sooner you can achieve your perfect smile. We look forward to helping you with successful orthodontics in Garland, Texas!