Orthodontics in adults and children

Written by: Inmaculada Pimentel Gómez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The teeth can be moved and corrected at any age , and orthodontics can modify their position in the bone. It does not happen in the same way if it is necessary to correct the position of the jaws, since for this it is necessary that the patient has growth, to what is known as maxillary orthopedics.

However, early treatment in children is ideal. Thus, early intervention may prevent the development of more complex treatments in the future.


Can the same type of orthodontics be used in adults and children?

The specialist in Dentistry decides and stipulates the technique used based on the age of the patient and their needs.

However, removable (functional) appliances and permanent dentition braces are commonly used in children.

In the case of adults, fixed appliances are used, such as metallic and aesthetic multibrackets, self-ligating, invisible aligners, lingual orthodontics ... In fact, in the case of adults, the most sought after orthodontics is invisible orthodontics, given the social and Of the world of adults.

Orthodontics, aesthetics and oral health

Orthodontics, designed for both children and adults, basically contribute three aspects: 

  • A beautiful smile, which becomes the card of each person. Everyone wants a nice smile. 
  • Healthy gums, since the aligned teeth allow a better cleaning, avoiding inflammations and possible bleeding. 
  • Correct function: to make it possible to chew on both sides alternately, which is ultimately what serves the mouth.
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Inmaculada Pimentel Gómez

Inmaculada Pimentel is a leading expert in orthodontics dentist. Has master's degree in Orthodontics and Orthopedics Dentomaxilar, and certification in Invisalign, Damon self-ligating Bracket technical system, technical Incógnito.y lingual system Win

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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