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Key Differences Between Children and Adult Orthodontics

Are you having trouble making the decision to improve your smile? We have a few reasons why we think braces are beneficial for children and adults alike, as well as some key differences.

The Difference Between Children and Adult Braces

There aren’t many differences between children and adult orthodontic treatment. The same materials are used, although clear brackets are more appealing to adults. The difference mainly lies in the treatment time-frame and when you will see results.

The treatment process is typically shorter for children since their jawbones are still developing (making it easier to shift their teeth. Also, adults are more likely to experience gum or bone loss, missing teeth, and previous, uncompleted orthodontic treatment.

Common Reasons for Adult Orthodontic Treatment

  • A bad bite or malocclusion.

  • Crowded or largely spaced teeth.

  • Abnormal jaw pain (typically caused by crooked teeth).

  • The desire for a more confident smile.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice, so why not make a great first impression? Many people say their crooked or unattractive teeth are holding them back from living their life to the fullest. While you may have to wear something on your teeth for a few months, the results will last a lifetime.

Even if you’re an adult, consider orthodontic treatment! Braces today are less painful and require less time to achieve results. At Speaks Orthodontics, our goal is to give you the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted in a comfortable, friendly, modern environment. Visit our website to learn more or call us at 303-292-1780. We’re conveniently located just minutes from downtown Denver, LoDo, LoHi, Wheatridge, Edgewater, Lakewood, and Arvada.