Orthodontist Joseph S. Basile, DDS serving Prior Lake and Minnetonka, MN (Minnetonka)
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Joseph S. Basile, DDS
Board Certified Orthodontist

Prior Lake Orthodontics, PA
5116 Gateway St. SE, Suite 103
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Phone: 952-447-6088

Basile Orthodontics, PA
17809 Hutchins Dr., Suite 101
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 952-474-3203

Member American Association of Orthodontists

Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics

For Adults

If you are an adult and have always been unhappy with the appearance of your smile, orthodontics might be right for you. More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment later in life. A person’s age should not be a factor when considering orthodontics. The process is virtually the same as it would be for an adolescent. Orthodontic treatment can improve the smile of most people because healthy teeth can be moved at any age. In fact, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. Because the jaws of adults are no longer growing, it may be necessary for some adult orthodontic patients to have orthognathic (jaw) surgery to achieve an ideal correction. Adults may also require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment because they have experienced some breakdown of the bone that supports their teeth. Existing bone loss or periodontal disease can limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.