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Is it too late to have braces if I am already an adult?

A surprising percentage of our patients are adults. In fact, 25 percent of all orthodontic patients are adults. No patient is "too old" to straighten their teeth!

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Bicuspid Teeth (Premolar Teeth)

These side teeth are located between the canines and molars. There are typically two premolars per side giving each individual a total of eight premolars. These teeth are smaller in size than the molars and have shorter roots. Premolars are sometimes extracted during orthodontic treatment to help alleviate crowding and/or correct overbites or underbites. Extraction of these teeth, followed by orthodontic treatment, will not be visible in a smile. Only a dental professional will be aware these teeth have been extracted.