Why is orthodontics important as an adult?

We adults often get the wrong idea that we are too late for such treatment. However, it is never too late to try to have healthy and well placed teeth, which allow the mouth and teeth to function in a physiologically correct way.

There are many adults with badly aligned teeth or with problems of dental malocclusion that can cause an abnormal wear of some dental pieces, as well as problems of the jaw. These problems have different causes, and although the most frequent is hereditary, on many occasions they can be originated by the bad position of the upper or lower incisors, more forward or backward, which causes a cross bite.

Nowadays, this problem in adults can be corrected with braces or different appliances and using elastics to bring the lower teeth backwards and the upper teeth forward. Invisible orthodontics also corrects these problems, being the most sought after by adults for its ease and visual discretion. However, sometimes it is necessary to resort to maxillo-facial surgery and later this will be combined with corrective orthodontics, which will leave the occlusion stable and all aligned.

How do I know that I need orthodontic treatment?

Consult your dentist and he will perform an examination of your mouth. Depending on the case, you will be referred to an orthodontist, which is a dentist who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and mouth deformities.

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