With more and more orthodontic options becoming available, there has been an increased popularity in orthodontics among both adults and children. Although people generally consider orthodontics as a solution for improving the aesthetics of your smile, it’s also extremely beneficial for correcting bite related concerns.
Correcting misaligned teeth could save you in the long run
Adults can suffer from periodontal disease, associated bone loss, and gum recession which can be linked to poor tooth alignment. Because of this, it can be beneficial to seek orthodontic treatment for children as young as seven.
If treated early, complications which are present during adult orthodontic treatments can be prevented.
1. Age-related considerations
Although not everyone is affected, a misaligned bite can cause issues associated with eating and speaking.
The jaws still develop until around 17-19 years of age. Adolescents teeth are much easier to move as the jawbone has not set into a permanent position.
2. Modern orthodontic technology
Straightening your teeth no longer means hours spent in a dentist’s chair, having chunky metal wires fitted to your teeth. Modern orthodontic technology has allowed for a number of discreet options which can be tailored specifically to match your bite.
3. To avoid other health problems
Oral health problems can lead to a number of preventable general health problems. People with a misaligned bite may experience headaches, earaches, and gastrointestinal problems. Often an incorrect bite can cause unintentional biting of the cheeks.
4. Orthodontic treatment costs have changed
Due to improvements in the materials used, orthodontic treatment is no longer a large investment. Furthermore, financiers are extending payment options as orthodontics have become recognized as a necessary dental treatment.
5. Psychosocial factors
There is no longer a stigma surrounding orthodontic treatment being only for children, or being visually unappealing. As patients generally want the best results in the shortest amount of time, many people are opting for visible options with effective results.
Adult orthodontics at Victoria Park Dental Specialists
Victoria Park Dental Specialists are committed to providing patients with the highest level of service and care. We offer a wide range of orthodontic options for both adults and children and openly welcome consultations. To find out more about adult orthodontic treatment options, download our adult orthodontics guide, or book an appointment with our friendly team today!