What are the types of orthodontic problems that adults face?
The different types of orthodontic problems that adults might face are:
Too much space between teeth
What happens at an initial consultation?
In the initial consultation appointment, you can explain to us the concerns you have about your teeth and smile. The orthodontist will examine your teeth and other oral issues by using a panoramic x-ray to check your bone levels. After a thorough examination, the orthodontist will discuss the right treatment option, the fees, and the payment plans.
Is adult orthodontics any different from treatment for children/teens?
The biological process of orthodontic treatment is the same for all ages. Teeth will start moving to the desired position as a result of gentle forces being placed on them over time. Many orthodontic problems can be easily corrected for adults, just as for children and teens.
The only major difference is that adults aren't growing any longer. Adult treatment might take a bit longer than treatment for children and teens with a similar problem. This happens because of the maturity and bone density of the adults. The medications you consume and routine habits like smoking, teeth grinding, tongue thrusting, etc., can also affect the treatment outcome.
How can you take care of your teeth during the treatment?
In order to make treatment go as quickly as possible:
Listen to the instructions provided by your orthodontist on brushing and flossing.
Get your teeth professionally cleaned at least every six months or more often if recommended.
If you are getting braces, then it is better if you avoid hard, sticky, and crunchy foods. Go for soft and easy to chew foods instead.
Avoid sugary, acidic soft drinks, fruit juices, fruit drinks, and sports drinks. Tap water would be the best.
Visit your orthodontist on scheduled appointments.
If you are looking for more information on adult orthodontic treatment, call us at (916) 575-9990 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your consultation today. We will be happy to guide you towards taking the necessary steps in getting started with your treatment.