Can orthodontic treatment do for me what it does for children?
Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily as well as for adults as children. Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both a 60-year-old adult and a 12-year-old child. However, because an adult's facial bones are no longer growing, some severe malocclusions cannot be corrected with braces alone and some may require a combination therapy of jaw surgery and braces.