SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Studies show that the number of adults who seek out an orthodontist in San Diego and other parts of the country continues to grow.
The New York Times reported in early February that between 1994 and 2010, the number of Americans age 18 and older undergoing orthodontic treatment increased 58 percent.
The number of people seeking adult treatment went from 680,000 per year to 1.1 million annually, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. In 2010, the most current year of statistics available, adults made up 22 percent of orthodontic patients, a 5 percent increase since 1994. Read More »