Thursday, 17 January 2019
Adult orthodontics ?
A great-looking smile is a sure way to boost self-confidence and orthodontic treatment can even enhance an adult's career opportunities and social life. There are potential health benefits as crooked teeth are more difficult to clean effectively, setting the stage for tooth decay and gum disease. Crowded teeth also tend to worsen with age and become even more.. so …there are many reasons to consider orthodontic treatment at any age.
A lot has changed since you were a teenager in terms of the orthodontic appliances themselves. Clear braces can sometimes be used instead of the metal ones, and are less visible. Invisible clear aligners are also appropriate in many cases for rapid alignment of front teeth.
These newer appliance options have increased popularity for adults orthodontics with most reporting that they are very happy with the results. So remember that when it comes to straightening teeth, there is no age cut off. If a better smile is something you really want, schedule a consultation at our clinic to discuss your treatment options.
What will determine if you are a good candidate for orthodontic treatment, then, will not be your age; it will be your current state of your gums and what type of problem you are trying to fix. Gum disease, which is the cause of bad breath and loss of tooth-supporting bone, is more prevalent in adults than in adolescents. Orthodontic treatment works by gently moving teeth within the bone that supports them and orthodontic treatment in the presence of gum disease can aggravate the disease and make it worse. While gum disease does not preclude successful orthodontic treatment, it is essential that any existing gum disease be treated first.
If you are interested in orthodontics or other options for your smile please book a consultation at clinica dental la plaza, Javea 96 646 1120.
Article supplied by Dr Karen Gardner ,dentist and orthodontist