Who says braces are just for kids? Certainly not the estimated 1 million adults in the United States and Canada who have chosen orthodontic treatment as the route to better oral health and emotional well-being.

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, there are about 5 million U.S. and Canadian orthodontic patients; of that number, the AAO estimates that one out of five of these patients are over the age of 18.

Which means you probably know an adult who is wearing braces – but you wouldn’t know it from looking! Many adults today choose to undergo treatment via lingual or iBraces, which are attached to the backs of the teeth and, therefore, are less visible than traditional braces.

Though lingual or iBraces aren’t for everybody – they don’t solve all orthodontic problems, and they generally prolong treatment time somewhat – they represent one of the treatment options now available to adults considering braces. We’re happy to answer your questions about treatment with lingual or iBraces at Whitlock Orthodontics!