Both adults and children with malaligned teeth and jaws can benefit from orthodontic treatment (braces). Properly aligned teeth can help prevent tooth decay, periodontal disease and TMJ or jaw joint problems in later years.
You are never too old to have orthodontics done. In fact, over 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults. Certain malalignments can be corrected in adults with Invisalign, a new technique which uses almost invisable aligners instead of braces to straighten your teeth.