Aesthetic Regulation Of Teeth In Adulthood
Are you an adult? Do you have a family?
You can still have a beautiful smile!
Although many people feel frustrated because of their tooth displacements, they often tend to think that it is embarrassing to begin with an orthodontic therapy in adulthood. Having "metallic teeth" can actually be quite unpleasant in an adult’s everyday life but nowadays it is possible to make tooth regulation more comfortable for adults.
People in their 20s, 30s and 40s are active at work and inventive,they create and expect values. Neat and well-groomed appearance is essential to find partners, receiving a better position at work and also in the long-term preservation of success. With a bright smile you can make new friends, resolve conflicts and create good mood more easily. Thanks to the development of science in the last 15 years and with the help of highly qualified experts, tooth regulation can be carried ou safely and effectively even at the age of 20 to 60 years.
What you should know about tooth regulation/orthodontics in adulthood?
In adulthood, tooth regulation is always carried out with the help of a fixed appliance. Before the orthodontic appliance is set, other dental problems such as tooth decay or periodontal problems must be treated.
In adulthood may only braces with so-called soft forces are applied. The duration of the treatment is normally 1-2 years, therefore, lot of patience and care is required on behalf of patient.
Thanks to tooth regulation existing problems can be solved and/or some serious problems can be prevented that otherwise would appear as a result of the irregularities:
- Better appearance strenghtens patient’s self-confidence
- Tooth irregularities do not prevent the comprehensibility of your statements anymore
- No more chewing problems, that previously led to digestive problems
- No damage to the jaw joint due to uneven load
- If you need a dental prosthesis later on, the life expectancy of the later denture is increased after an orthodontic tretment
- The regulated teeth can be cleaned properly, reducing the risk of dental calculus and dental caries which can result in tooth loss
Orthodontics for existing dentures
Before you start with tooth regulation, all existing dentures need to be examined and controlled. Existing crowns or implants mean no fundamental obstacle to an orthodontic treatment, provided that the dentures are adequately stable and the crowned teeth are healthy. It is recommended for the treatment time to put temporary crowns on the teeth.
Treatment of Periodontal Problems Before Tooth Regulation
In adulthood - generally from the age of forty on - periodontal problems are common. The damaged tooth bed must be treated prior orthodontic treatments as orthodontic therapy may damage the bone that stabilizes the teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of a brace do I need?
The basis of tooth regulation is the correct diagnosis. For this purpose, a detailed examination, teeth impression, bite registration, study models and profile analysis are necessary. A panoramic radiograph and a tele-ray, as well as the study of soft tissue and jaw joints are essential. At our clinic these can be done at the same time and same place thanks to our modern diagnostic equipment without a long waiting period.
What is the complete treatment?
In some cases, the entire dental arch or in other cases even both arches must be treated. This is due to abnormalities or disorders of bite, TMJ problems or other health problems. In the long term it comes to the health of the patient, keeping teeth and preventing temporomandibular joint problems. In such cases, medical and aesthetic problems are treated simultaneously. The treatment time by using a fixed brace is between 1 and 2.5 years normally.
What is aesthetic tooth regulation?
In this process, only the teeth in the front area and only for aesthetic reasons, are regulated. This also requires very careful work on behalf of the orthodontist because they have to decide whether there are any underlying factors that may influence the final result. Careful and proper investigation, detailed information and a d treatment plan developed together with patient are all critical factors.
What is treatment without tooth extraction?
The development of science, brackets and archwires of the latest technology and the right treatment measures make it possible in many cases to avoid tooth extraction, where else tooth extraction would have been inevitable during traditional orthodontic treatments.
What is the difference to orthodontics in childhood age?
After 18 years of growth slows down and at the end of this process stops for good. At the same time joint problems, problems of tooth structure, tooth gaps, stress reactions, overload and damage to the joints may occur. Orthodontic treatments in adulthood are often essential for these reasons and different techniques to orthodontic treatments at childhood age must be applied.
Should you have any further questions, we are at your disposal. We look forward to your hearing your appointment request, so we can convince you of the high quality our services and win your confidence. We remain in deep respect and hope to see you soon personally.
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