The teeth can be moved and corrected at any age, using orthodontic techniques, although the ideal is an early intervention, to avoid the development of problems that demand more complex future treatments.
Orthodontics aims to provide the person with a beautiful smile, proper alignment of the teeth to facilitate cleaning and prevent inflammation and bleeding, and proper functioning during chewing.
Normally, in children, removable appliances (braces or brackets) are used in permanent dentition and, in adults, fixed appliances are used, such as cosmetic multibrackets, metal, invisible aligners and lingual orthodontics.
Invisible orthodontic treatment is the most used resource in the treatment of adults, to mitigate social and labor effects, although, ultimately, it is the dentist who is responsible for defining the technique to be used, according to age and age. patient needs.
To consider the orthodontic treatment that should be practiced, it is essential to have the following considerations:
Adults often have characteristics that differentiate them from young people, such as insufficient bone between the roots, gingivitis infections, and marginal bone loss.
Due to the aging of the tissue, the bones are harder and the growth process stops, disadvantages known as “biomechanical limitations” that can make it difficult to realign the teeth.
Let’s see the inconveniences that can affect orthodontic treatment in adults.
Among the reasons why patients need orthodontic treatment is the overbite, often caused by the wear of some of their teeth.
The use of orthodontics in people who have undergone one or more extractions is a complex solution, because the empty spaces may not be adequate for other teeth to take their place.
Old extraction sites may not be suitable for other teeth to occupy the site, unless the space is restored by adding sections of prosthetic bone.
It is also difficult to close the spaces left by the extractions, and keep them closed, because adult bones do not respond to pressure in the way that growing bones do.
Since some of the orthodontic appliances adhere to the teeth with dental cement, especially lingual braces, it is essential that the patient maintain rigorous oral hygiene, with products that prevent decalcification.
Although the illusion of having a good smile and a magnificent chewing ability is common to adults and children, orthodontic treatment has psychological and social aspects that affect adults with greater intensity.
Concerns arise from the desire that the treatment does not cause discomfort, lasts for the best possible time and does not adversely affect their appearance.
The truth is that there are more and more adult patients seeking corrective treatments for their teeth and that orthodontics is increasingly provided with knowledge, products, instruments and professionals willing to provide them with the best Braces treatment in Costa Rica.
At Costa Rica Cero Caries we promote a population without cavities through collaborative payments so that anyone who needs can access dental treatments by paying a membership, receives treatment for 10 years.
Orthodontic treatment includes placement of the braces, monthly change of modules or elastic chains, arches and change of arches as the requirements of each orthodontic phase are met, intermaxillary garters as prescribed, orthodontic removal at the end of treatment, retainers Aesthetic removable acetate vacuum and retainer box.
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