Orthodontics is usually associated with children, since before or during adolescence is when we tend to correct the imperfections of the denture. But the reality is that the teeth are constantly moving, whether it’s talking, eating or breathing.
Due to this reality, when we reach the age of 30, the lower teeth begin to move; to cram. Therefore it is a good idea to invest in our oral health even after our adolescence has long gone by.
It is in this sense that we want to offer you some information about the benefits of having a well-formed denture. If you are considering, due to one reason or another, the correction of your denture; keep reading.
References within the Canary Orthodontics?
A reference in the islands, as a specialized center, is the Centros de Calidad Dental Canarias (Canary Dental Quality Centers), which has a comprehensive dental quality certificate by Lloyd. They also offer various types of orthodontics, opening the range of knowledge even more for those interested.
Even so, the first step to follow in the process, is to consult with your dentist, if there is a problem with your denture, your dentist will indicate it. Thus, in the following lines we will inform you through Centros de Calidad Dental Canarias, what is orthodontics and what benefits it will bring to the patient.
What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics specializes in oral mechanics, ensuring that the closure and opening of the lower and upper jaw are in place. With this as a basis, orthodontics also offers an aesthetic and functional improvement to the denture.
Technically speaking – “is the branch that is specialized in getting a good occlusion of the upper dental arch with the lower dental arch, in addition to aesthetics for the smile and functionality of the mandibular movements.” CCD Canarias.
What benefits does Orthodontics provide apart of the aesthetics?
Once we have understood the principles of orthodontics, we present the benefits it brings to oral health. The aesthetic results are evident, but there are more contributions with more importance than the merely aesthetics ones.
The improvements resulting of an orthodontic treatment imply that in everyday life we can:
- Improves dental health – Longevity, stability and hygiene
- Improvement of the effectiveness – Function of the teeth
- Less wear – Balanced forces
- Improves speech and pronunciation – Dental alignment
- Improves self-esteem – A perfect smile
Types of treatment within orthodontics
As we discussed earlier, Centros de Calidad Dental Canarias, offers several types of orthodontics. Which are designed to meet the requirements of patients:
- Damon Brackets
- Invisible orthodontics
- Lingual orthodontics
With these options at hand, it is ensured that each patient can choose the treatment that most closely matches their needs. For example, the traditional brackets, which in turn offer the Tip-Edge for more complex cases. The new Damon Brackets allow a much more physiological and harmonic movement of the teeth, by not offering friction.
The invisible orthodontics, as its name indicates, is useful for those who demand, by labor or social issues, a treatment that goes practically unnoticed. As in the case of lingual orthodontics, which is a method in which the brackets are placed on the inside of the teeth.
Treatment in adults, difficulties and duration
Orthodontic treatment in adults is more complex due to maturation factors and oral defects. Therefore it is slower because, e.g. the bones no longer grow and are completely fixed. Other factors might be that some patients have lost teeth or their bones are in poor condition.
Taking into account this data and the possible complications due to them. The average treatment period in adults, is between 18 months and 3 years to finish the treatment, this can vary depending on the patient and the difficulty of each case.
Without further ado, we hope that these words will help you make a decision that is appropriate for your social, work or economic situation. Starting you on the right foot to that perfect smile that we all want to have.