Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. More than one of every three patients in treatment is over 21-years old. Over 40% of our patients are adults. As long as the adult periodontium (gum and bone) is healthy, teeth can be moved at any age. We have treated several patients over 80-years old! Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment.
Currently, many of our adult patients choose Invisalign as the preferred course of treatment. We usually can achieve the same amazing results with Invisalign as with traditional braces. Dr. Podhouser has been an Elite provider for several years, meaning he has treated hundreds of cases.