Malocclusions, some of which are illustrated below, may be improved by orthodontic treatment.
Final treatment decisions should be made in consultation with the family dentist, the orthodontist, and other specialists, if necessary.

Anterior Crossbite

Spacing

Crowding

Open Bite

Protrusion

Impacted/Tipped/Missing Teeth

Periodontal Problems

Tooth Wear/Bruxism

Deep Bite

Class II

Vertical Problems

Class III

The American Association of Orthodontists Recommends Treatment for Adults, When Appropriate, in Conjunction with Regular Dental Care.

Why Correction of Orthodontic Problems in Adults is Important:
• Can help prevent or improve periodontal problems
• Can help prevent or reduce further bone loss around teeth
• Improves the ability of the dentist to restore missing teeth
• Improves aesthetics for a better smile and facial appearance
• Improves function of teeth
• Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
• Improves oral health
By working together, the dental team can achieve results for patients that cannot be produced alone.
Final treatment decisions should be made in consultation with the family dentist, the orthodontist, and other specialists, if necessary.

 

American Association of Orthodontists. (2013) Problems to Watch for in Adults. Retrieved from https://www.aaoinfo.org/1/adult-orthodontics