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How is adult orthodontics different to teenage orthodontics?

Tooth movement can sometimes be slower in adults, so treatment in some cases can take a little longer. This is especially true if there are spaces to close. The teeth and their surrounding tissues also take longer to adapt to the new tooth positions. Some adults also take a little longer to get used to the initial discomfort associated with braces. Having said that, adults tend to be more motivated than teenagers when it comes to orthodontic treatment, and through their better compliance with professional advice, they often experience fewer problems during the course of treatment.

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