1. Preventive orthodontics
Preventive orthodontics is applied to children of 7 to 9 years and aims to prevent problems which if not corrected in time will require severe treatments. Such problems are:
4. Adult Treatments
Adults can also benefit from an orthodontic treatment – we are never too old to improve our oral health. Nowadays more and more adults decide to start an orthodontic treatment and many of our patients (25-30%) are adults. If the gums and underlying bone are healthy, teeth can be moved into their proper position at any age.
Orthodontic treatment in an adult:
- Improves dental health and facilitates oral hygiene
- Protects the supportive system of the tooth (bone) and brings your teeth to more balanced relative positions
- Prevents pain and fatigue of the articulation joint, contributing to a more effective function of the mouth.
- Helps improve the appearance and enhance the confidence of the individual.
Many adults are reluctant to undergo an orthodontic treatment because of its long duration and of the need for placement of immobile orthodontic devices. However, there have been many interesting innovations, serving the specific needs of adults, such as ceramic (white) braces which are almost unnoticeable. In any case a nice final result often provides the adult with pleasure and satisfaction, even greater than in younger people.