Orthodontics according to age

Written by: Dra. Rosa Gómez Laguna
Edited by: Top Doctors®


For children

The first visit to the orthodontist must be made between 5 - 7 years. Since orthopedics also deals with problems related to the growth of bones, it is not considered to be later, since it is the best moment of growth to be able to treat some malformations in the jaws.

In many cases, an early diagnosis is key to achieve satisfactory results .


For teenagers

Adolescence is the time when you can start to perform orthodontics with braces , since it is at this age that all teeth have already been changed. This treatment usually lasts between 1.5 and 2 years .


For adults

Orthodontic treatments are becoming more frequent among adults. Currently, there are very aesthetic techniques that motivate adults to align their teeth, which, in addition to improving the oral appearance, also facilitates hygiene and chewing.

Some of these techniques are ceramic brackets, transparent aligners or lingual orthodontics (brackets on the inner side of the tooth).


Pre and post orthodontics

To start an orthodontic treatment, a previous study must be done to ensure that there are no gum problems that could be complicated by orthodontics.

The study consists of taking photographs, x-rays and models of the patient's mouth. Once the orthodontic treatment is performed, it is essential to maintain the results obtained. This is achieved with the placement of some retainers , always according to what the orthodontist indicates.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Rosa Gómez Laguna

Dr. Rosa Gómez Laguna graduated in Dentistry from the University of Seville in June 1999. After completing her degree, she obtained an Intercampus scholarship that gave her the opportunity to travel to Argentina where she collaborated with the University of Córdoba. He returned to Spain and decided to specialize in Periodontics at the Institute of Dental Microsurgery in Barcelona, ​​and in Implants for the University of Göteborg from 2000 to 2002. He is a member of the Spanish Society of Periodontics (SEPA) and the Spanish Society of Prostheses (SEPES), as well as the Scientific Committee of Dentists of Malaga.

Its pillars in the work are quality together with the close treatment of the patient. For her, the job is to enjoy returning the smile to the patients.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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