Today, one in four.
Today, one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. Leaving misaligned teeth untreated may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and difficulty chewing. Orthodontic treatment creates a better bite, making teeth fit better and decreasing the risk of future.
Find information on orthodontics for adults, including alignment, preventative treatments and maintenance of braces, from the Colgate Oral Care Center.
Adults are getting braces in larger numbers than ever before. Learn which type of braces will fit your lifestyle, how much they cost, and more.
"When I started practicing in the '90s, I was lucky if 1% of my clients were adults," says Sunil Wadhwa, DDS, PhD, director of orthodontics at the.