For Adults

The American Association of Orthodontists Recommends Adult Orthodontic Treatment, 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 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 adult orthodontic treatment results for patients that cannot be produced alone.

Final adult orthodontic treatment decisions should be made in consultation with the family dentist, the orthodontist and other specialists, if necessary.

We provide beautiful and healthy smiles for adults in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Briarcliff, Ossining, Ardsley, Pleasantville, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, and Hawthorne, NY.

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Problems to Watch for in Adults

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.

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Anterior Crossbite

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Spacing

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Crowding

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Open Bite

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Protrusion

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Impacted/Tipped/Missing Teeth

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Periodontal Problems

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Tooth Wear/Bruxism

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Deep Bite

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Class II

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Vertical Problems

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Class III