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Why do adults get braces?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Different reasons

Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line.
Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief.

In brief: Different reasons

Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line.
Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief.
Dr. Gary Brigham
Dr. Gary Brigham
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Dr. Raphael Peralta
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad teeth?

Bad teeth maybe.

In brief: Bad teeth?

Bad teeth maybe.
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Dr. Raphael Peralta
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Dr. Randall Shaw
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: To fix their teeth

To improve their appearance.
To improve their bite. To make it easier to keep their teeth clean to prevent gum disease. To prevent their teeth from wearing prematurely.

In brief: To fix their teeth

To improve their appearance.
To improve their bite. To make it easier to keep their teeth clean to prevent gum disease. To prevent their teeth from wearing prematurely.
Dr. Randall Shaw
Dr. Randall Shaw
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Dr. William Dabney
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Braces

For a variety of reasons- cosmetic, functional reasons, to makie cleaning between teeth easier, to aid in restoring the rest of the mouth to health.

In brief: Braces

For a variety of reasons- cosmetic, functional reasons, to makie cleaning between teeth easier, to aid in restoring the rest of the mouth to health.
Dr. William Dabney
Dr. William Dabney
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Dr. Steven Appel
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For a variety of...

Reasons...Many adults want to improve cosmetics, but one big benefit for adults is that straight teeth are easier to clean, making the development of gum disease less likely.

In brief: For a variety of...

Reasons...Many adults want to improve cosmetics, but one big benefit for adults is that straight teeth are easier to clean, making the development of gum disease less likely.
Dr. Steven Appel
Dr. Steven Appel
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Dr. Stephen Carter
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same reason as kids

Braces are used to help correct bad bites and to improve ugly crooked teeth.
A healthy, beautiful smile will certainly improve one's self esteem while helping to ensure a lifetime of good oral health. See any orthodontist to see what they can do for you. Most will do an initial exam at no charge to you.

In brief: Same reason as kids

Braces are used to help correct bad bites and to improve ugly crooked teeth.
A healthy, beautiful smile will certainly improve one's self esteem while helping to ensure a lifetime of good oral health. See any orthodontist to see what they can do for you. Most will do an initial exam at no charge to you.
Dr. Stephen Carter
Dr. Stephen Carter
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In brief: Because they want to

The main reason adults get braces is they realize that their bite and esthetics could be improved and the want to do it.
In almost every case the adult is ecstatic when they remove their braces and they get to truly enjoy their new smile.

In brief: Because they want to

The main reason adults get braces is they realize that their bite and esthetics could be improved and the want to do it.
In almost every case the adult is ecstatic when they remove their braces and they get to truly enjoy their new smile.
Dr. Donald Rollofson
Dr. Donald Rollofson
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Many reasons

The main reason why adults get braces is to have a cosmetic smile.
Sometimes, braces are used to fix malocclusions and space issues involving teeth.

In brief: Many reasons

The main reason why adults get braces is to have a cosmetic smile.
Sometimes, braces are used to fix malocclusions and space issues involving teeth.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: LOOK BETTER

Just because you are an adult doesn't mean you can't have a nice smile.
If wearing brackets on your teeth is not an option, maybe invisable clear aligners can do the trick. Personally, i think that people seeing that you are taking care of yourself, especially your smile, is a plus for adults.

In brief: LOOK BETTER

Just because you are an adult doesn't mean you can't have a nice smile.
If wearing brackets on your teeth is not an option, maybe invisable clear aligners can do the trick. Personally, i think that people seeing that you are taking care of yourself, especially your smile, is a plus for adults.
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Smiles

Most adults present for braces to improve their smiles.
A great new smile provides so many benefits. They may also enter orthodontic treatment to improve the health of their bite or to prepare teeth for needed dental work.

In brief: Smiles

Most adults present for braces to improve their smiles.
A great new smile provides so many benefits. They may also enter orthodontic treatment to improve the health of their bite or to prepare teeth for needed dental work.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Many reasons

Adults get braces to straighten teeth.
The better tooth and jaw alignment, the better teeth look, the easier they are to clean (reducing adult decay and gum disease), the less strain on supporting tissues, the less uneven wear of the teeth, and the easier they are to restore. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist.

In brief: Many reasons

Adults get braces to straighten teeth.
The better tooth and jaw alignment, the better teeth look, the easier they are to clean (reducing adult decay and gum disease), the less strain on supporting tissues, the less uneven wear of the teeth, and the easier they are to restore. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Braces

For the same reasons that kids get braces.
To straighten their teeth and correct their bites.

In brief: Braces

For the same reasons that kids get braces.
To straighten their teeth and correct their bites.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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