Unlike children, adults do not have growing bones, but it is still possible to straighten crooked teeth in adults. The treatment is usually performed with fixed appliances known as “braces”.
Orthodontic treatment for adults does have some limitations. When an adult has large deviations in the teeth and jaws, the best treatment is usually a combination of orthodontic treatment and corrective jaw surgery in a hospital, known as orthognathic-surgery treatment.
Dental implants, which consist of a screw in the jaw with a tooth replacement, have become a popular option in modern dentistry. To place the dental implant in the correct position, an orthodontic treatment is often required to ensure that the result is a harmonious and regular set of teeth. Once a dental implant is attached to the bone, its position is permanent.