Patients with healthy teeth and gums (supporting tissues) are never too old for orthodontic treatment. Age is not an essential conditioning factor to rule out treatment. More and more people are receiving orthodontic treatment for adults in Granada today. It’s a great way for adults to improve the health and appearance of their smiles, and to prevent dental problems later in life. Dr. Ignacio García Espona is a reference as an orthodontist for adults in Granada.


A healthy smile plays an important role in life, both socially and in terms of health.

Orthodontic treatment for adults can have a hugely positive impact on your self-confidence. You will find yourself smiling more when your photo is taken, laughing more out loud or even speaking and sharing your thoughts and opinions with more confidence, all because you will feel more comfortable with your smile.

Orthodontics can also have a positive effect on your overall health. Properly aligned teeth are less prone to chipping or damage, and they are also much easier to clean than misaligned teeth. This can prevent problems like cavities, bad breath, gingivitis and gum disease.

A well-aligned bite also creates less stress on the jaw muscles and joints, makes chewing easier, and improves digestion.

And while orthodontic treatment may seem expensive at first, over time it can help you avoid more expensive dental procedures by proactively making sure your smile is healthy.

Orthodontic treatment has no age limit. In fact, more adults than ever are receiving orthodontic treatment. Today, more than 25% of patients who receive orthodontic treatment are adults, and that number is growing.

At Dr. Ignacio García Espona’s dental clinic we treat adults on a regular basis. The basic biological process that allows teeth to move is essentially the same in all healthy individuals, regardless of age.

In short, it is never too late to improve the health and aesthetics of your smile with adult orthodontics.

Orthodontics for Adults: Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the number of adults in treatment increasing?

  • Many adults are receiving orthodontic care that was not available in their childhood. You have to consider that an improvement in the health of the mouth and in the attraction of your smile and facial appearance can change your human relationships for the better. Technical advances have also had a great impact on the treatment of adults.


What are these advances?

  • Small, aesthetic braces that are hardly noticeable. More comfortable special wire alloys that increase the speed of treatment and reduce the number of appointments required. Transparent aligners with excellent aesthetic appearance, tolerance and comfort. Lingual brackets, which are placed on the invisible inner part of the arches. Advanced surgical techniques (from the simplest, the mini-screws, to the most complex) that now allow the treatment of many skeletal problems after the growth is complete.


Is orthodontics useful to treat patients who snore?

  • Orthodontics has become a powerful treatment weapon for snoring patients. And also in the case of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. In any case, an additional respiratory study is required to guide towards the best possible therapeutic approach for each patient.