Dr. Robert W. DeShields Orthodontist

Orthodontics for Children & Adults 440-572-27777

Adult Treatment


1.Why Get Braces?    Many adults pursue orthodontic correction. Years ago, adult treatment was uncommon. Many adult patients for various reasons unable to pursue orthodontic correction in their younger years have decided it's never too late.  Some adults who have had previous correction and may have experienced some degree of relapse are also pursing treatment.  Adult treatment is possible in most instances but differs slightly compared to correction at an earlier age.


-It may take a little longer

-There my be slight limitations to what can be accomplished


• Function - Chewing is the first stage of digestion and is done better and more efficiently when teeth meet properly

• Health-Teeth that are straight and meet properly collect less food around them and are more easily kept clean.  Meeting correctly can also contribue to healthier bone around the roots.  A bad bite can contribute to the loss of supporting bone and create excessive wear on the biting surfaces of teeth.  Certain bite problems may contribute to jaw joint disturbances.

• Appearance-We all want to look nice. A pleasing smile with straight teeth is an asset.  Of equal concern is facial appearance.  A goal in orthodontic correction is to place the front teeth to best support the lips to have an attractive facial appearance.  If the lips are undersupported the profile may look like "Grandpa with his dentures out".  If over supported it may be difficult to close the lips and the chin appears to be receded.  An attractive smile and facial appearance have much to do with one's self esteem and success in life.



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18910 Weatwood Dr, Strongsville Ohio