Can orthodontic treatment do for me what it does for children?
Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Orthodontic forces move the teeth in the same way for both a 75-year-old adult and a 12-year-old child. For adults, tooth movement may take longer and may be complicated by existing dental conditions. 1 in every 3 patients that Dr. Cooke sees is an adult, so she can efficiently and effectively address those issues that are unique to adults
How does adult treatment differ from that of children and adolescents?
Adults have some wear and tear on their teeth, gums and bone. Dr. Cooke will determine what orthodontic treatment you require and may suggest the help of your dentist and other dental specialists to ensure you get the smile you deserve.
My teeth have been crooked for more than 50 years – why should I have orthodontic treatment now?
Orthodontic treatment can restore good function. Teeth that work better usually look better, too. And a healthy, beautiful smile can improve self-esteem, no matter the age.