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Adult Braces Headgear
Different reasons: Some adults seek orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons to correct unsightly crowding or an uneven smile line. Others seek treatment for functional reasons associated with an uneven bite, destructive wear patterns, and difficulty chewing. Patients with jaw joint problems or facial pain when chewing may also seek an orthodontist for relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes - depends: Most adults present for braces to improve their smiles. A great new smile provides so many benefits. They may also enter orthodontic treatment to improve the health of their bite or to prepare teeth for needed dental work. In other words, braces absolutely correct malocclusions of adults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TISSUE& TOOTH DAMAGE: Damage to teeth and supporting tissue.Get a more detailed answer ›
Any extra problems when getting braces as an adult? I'd like to get braces and never had them as a kid. Is there anything extra, or extra problems that adults need to worry about?
Although : Although orthodontists sometimes use the same braces for both adults and children there are many differences in the way they are treated. Adults may present with some degree of periodontal involvement that must be addressed. Also, many adults have missing or worn down teeth, crowns or bridges that were made to fit their old bite, or they may have health issues or are taking medications that may affect tooth movement. Because of these complications, many orthodontists will discourage adults seeking treatment, while others are eager to take on the challenge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Your choice: there are differences in treatment and metal will always be faster, cheeper and more effective, but typically we can get the same great results using either, so in the ned, at least in most cases, its more your choice. Talk to your orthodontist to more fully understand the differences in time and price ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: So many wonderful things an orthodontic specialist can do to make your smile function better, be more stable, and have improved esthetics. If teeth are where they belong they are easier (less expensive) to care for, help promote bone/gum health, look better, and if need be easier for your family dentist to recontour them. See an orthodontist for an evaluate as to what can be done for you. ...Read more
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