A Healthy, Beautiful Smile at any Age

A Healthy, Beautiful Smile at any Age

March 6, 2020 5:17 am Published by

It’s never too late for an orthodontic treatment to be done to correct crowded dental arches, protruded front teeth, rotated or mal-positioned teeth…

Although the fact that the ideal age for starting an orthodontic treatment, is whenever the permanent teeth are erupting in the oral cavity, and that is between ages 11 and 12 years old, adults can also have an orthodontic treatment as well.

Today, adults make up about 1 in every 5 orthodontic patients according to The American Association of Orthodontists.

There isn’t much of a difference between children and adults orthodontics, beside the fact that in children the dental arches and jaws are still growing while in adults growth has stopped. This makes the bone density in adults thicker, thus requiring another philosophy in the treatment approach, where lower forces should be applied, therefore lengthening the treatment time.

However, adults tend to seek an orthodontic treatment asking for particular corrections, making the treatment a so called “compromised treatment” that is focusing on the correction of that particular problem, thus shortening the treatment time.

 Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable and more successful than ever before for people of all ages.

Today’s orthodontic treatment options, offer a variety of braces and appliances that are comfortable, aesthetic, and customized to meet your needs. They are smaller and sleeker, and some are next-to invisible.

Types of braces include: Clear braces, Ceramic braces, Invisible braces, Lingual braces

Your orthodontist can advise you as to what options are recommended for your particular needs. 

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