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Orthodontic difference between adults and adolescents

Orthodontics for children Orthodontics for children

Also often referred to as ‘early intervention orthodontics’ can be introduced among children as young as seven. The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends this age to help assess your child’s mouth to determine any dental issues before they become more severe. The sooner you bring your children in the more comfortable they can feel in a dental environment. Too many little ones fear the dentist today, which is why here at Bachmayer Orthodontics we ensure that your child feels comfortable and relaxed. 

Orthodontics for adults
You’re never too old to get orthodontic treatment; here at Bachmayer Orthodontics we believe everyone deserves to have a smile they can be proud of, at any age. We understand that some professions don’t allow traditional braces and for those who want a straighter smile without metal braces we offer Invisalign and lingual braces. Invisalign for adults is much like Invisalign for teens in that it allows you to achieve a straighter smile with a virtually invisible treatment! Lingual braces, which can also be used for teens are just like traditional braces except they are positioned on the inside of your teeth. As the brackets sit behind your teeth they too go unnoticed, working like traditional braces they can help align your teeth and create a straighter smile.
If the health of your teeth, gums and bone that support is good, orthodontic movement of teeth is virtually identical in adults than in younger patients. There may be some differences in some adults:
A fundamental difference between adults and children or adolescents is the lack of growth. In the presence of a significant imbalance between skeletal jaws, it may be necessary to resort to surgery on one or both jaws for a proper balance between the jaws.
In younger patients, the growth potential can be used to correct a skeletal imbalance such as when the two jaws is too forward or backward relative to the other. (See malocclusions section for examples).
Adults have more problems affecting the bone and gums around the teeth (periodontal disease) than the adolescent population.
They sometimes have root canals, broken teeth, restored or missing, dental implants or other prostheses (crowns, bridges, partial), which can change the dental movement that can be made and orthodontic mechanics that can be used.
The treatment of such cases in orthodontics is still possible but requires a special approach and treatment plans.
Adults frequently have a dentition that is "mutilated" by the extraction or loss of some teeth, they have more worn teeth, sometimes damaged teeth tilted or migrated (see photos for examples) and have more problems bone and gums around the teeth (periodontal), etc.
These conditions can make them more complex treatments and it is often necessary to work with the general dentist and other dental specialists to establish the best treatment plan to benefit from solutions using the different spheres of modern dentistry. is one professional dental supplies website which supplies dental equipment in UK with competitive price and high quality.


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