It is noted that adults of any age (well beyond their forties) are seeking orthodontic treatment. Given the importance of aesthetics in our modern-day society, it is of no surprise that there is such a growth in adult patients. The introduction of orthodontic appliances, transparent and /or totally invisible, and the benefits associated with the dental heath, persuade adults to proceed with orthodontic treatment. Adults having undergone orthodontic treatment will improve their occlusion, oral dental heath and self-esteem.

Temporo-mandibular joint (jaw joint) problems are often associated with malocclusions. The symptoms may be pain or cracking of the jaw. Orthodontic treatment can greatly improve these symptoms.