The following information is from the American Association of Orthodontists recommending treatment for adults, when appropriate, in conjunction with regular dental care.
Some of the reasons correction of orthodontic problems are important to adults:
By working together, then 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.
Problems to Watch for in Adults:
Malocclusions, some of which are illustrated above, may be improved by orthodontic treatment. Final Treatment decisions should be made in consultation with the family dentist, the orthodontist and other specialists, as necessary.