Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Starting treatment while you are young may stop more serious problems from developing and may make treatment shorter and less complicated.
If you haven’t seen your dentist for six months, then your orthodontist will ask you to have a check up before treatment begins.
The orthodontist will try to design a plan where teeth do not need to be removed. However, if a tooth is to be removed you will be referred back to your dentist for the extraction
Yes, you should continue to see your dentist every six months for regular dental checkups.
Treatment time depends on each patient’s specific orthodontic problem. The orthodontist will give you an estimate of the time it will take but for some people it may take a little longer.
Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy smile. Twenty to twenty-five percent of orthodontic patients today are adults. Treatments times for adult patients may be a little longer.
Wisdom teeth may contribute to the crowding of lower incisor teeth that can develop in the late teen years and beyond, but this does not mean they need to be removed. Although a factor in lower incisor crowding, similar crowding occurs with or without wisdom teeth being present.Good retainer wear can maintain the alignment of the teeth even while wisdom teeth appear to be growing. The main reasons to remove wisdom teeth are if they do not have enough room to erupt in the mouth or are lying at an angle, especially if they are partly erupted.
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