1. What is the ideal age for treatment?
AGE OF TREATMENT
There is no ideal age for getting braces and we cater to patients in all age groups.
The factors that have to be considered for getting braces are, among others, the nature of malocclusion, the dental age (not the chronological age), the patient’s understanding of the need for braces, compliance, and motivation.
2. What is malocclusion?
NATURE OF MALOCCLUSION:
The malocclusion resulting from a skeletal (jaw) issue is usually addressed earlier, roughly from seven to nine years of age. The malocclusion due to tooth size-arch length discrepancy can be treated a little later, around age ten or later. There is no upper age limit for this treatment. As long as the teeth and the supporting structures are healthy, adults can have braces at any age. We have successfully treated patients in their sixties and seventies. Although it is easier and quicker to treat patients at a younger age, it is not uncommon to have equally good outcomes at a later age. However, patient compliance is an important determinant of success.
3. Are implants the right way to go for me?
Implants are a smart way to replace missing teeth. There are many advantages to replacing missing teeth with implants compared to replacing them with bridges.
– Implants are permanent; they don’t need to be replaced like most bridges after several years.
– Adjacent teeth do not need to be ground for abutments (support).
– Most insurance companies now cover them in their plans.
– We offer these services here.
COMPLIANCE, POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND MOTIVATION ARE HUGE FACTORS IN THE SUCCESS OF ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT.