Increasing numbers of adult patients are having orthodontics. There are now a number of cosmetic options such as ceramic tooth coloured brackets and lingual orthodontics. This eliminates the need for traditional metal braces!
Orthodontics can play an important role in preparing your mouth for future dental treatment like crown and bridgework. Adults who have existing periodontal (gum) disease may need some treatment firstly as there may be some tooth movement from existing bone loss or resorption associated with gum disease.
More complex cases involving a disparity between the upper and lower jaw sizes may require jaw (orthognathic) surgery prior to orthodontic treatment. This is because the jaws are no longer growing.
At Monkstown Dental Surgery, there is also a general dentist and periodontist available to discuss your needs.