Greensboro, NC (North Carolina), Orthodontist Alison J. McMillian
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Orthodontic treatment can be successful at
any age, and adults especially appreciate
the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of
every five patients in orthodontic treatment is
over 21. Jaw surgery is more often required for
adult orthodontic patients because their jaws are
not growing. Adults also may have experienced some
breakdown or loss of their teeth — and bone that supports
the teeth — and may require periodontal treatment before,
during and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.