Orthodontics in adults

Your teeth overlap? Are they too advanced or misaligned? Do not worry, it has a solution: orthodontics. This is not reserved only for children, adults can also benefit from it.

If we keep the four wisdom teeth, we have thirty-two teeth. Four incisors are counted above and four below, then a canine on each side of the incisors, after each canine two premolars and then two molars.

The goal of orthodontics is often an aesthetic problem for the patient, but the teeth are first and foremost indispensable for a good chewing. Orthodontics also allows dental problems such as tartar and cavities to be prevented, as it is difficult to correctly brush overlapping pieces.

Preferably it is carried out when you are young, at the moment when the final teeth have just replaced the temporary ones. But adults are thrown more and more, and there are also different devices much more discreet than metal brackets reserved for children.

First possibility, thermoformed splints, transparent and perfectly adjusted to your teeth; but they only serve to align the teeth, they do not correct the occlusion of the upper and lower teeth.

Ceramic brackets (or staples) are more discreet than metal brackets. Very aesthetic and very effective for a supplement of approximately $ 300 per arch.

Orthodontics is not always enough in the adult to align the teeth.. Sometimes you have to resort to other disciplines. Maxillofacial surgery, for example, allows improving the position of the jaws by placing them facing each other. Sometimes we also have to resort to periodontics to make sure that the structure that supports the teeth is healthy before correcting them.

This structure is the periodontium, that is, the set of tissues that hold the tooth.

It is constituted by the gum, a ligament called dental alveolus, an alveolar bone and cement, a kind of coating that allows the ligament to attach itself to the tooth root. The periodontium can be the target of anomalies or serious infections that cause mobility and sometimes even the loss of teeth. In these cases, orthodontics is not performed for aesthetic purposes but for medical reasons against periodontal disease.

The smile is a spontaneous act that is good to spread. If someone is not satisfied with their smile they can lean towards orthodontics that offers treatments for adults.