Orthodontics in adults and children's orthodontics

Written by: Dra. Ana Pérez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Today, more adults with orthodontics are seen than in the past. The reasons are clear: oral and aesthetic health. In the first case, it should be noted that there is now better access to these orthodontics. In addition, there is less social rejection to see an adult with orthodontics, this being something that is already seen as usual. There are also various treatments that adapt to the needs of each patient. The second component is the aesthetic one, since the goal of many of those who decide to put on an orthodontics is to get an aesthetic smile.


What are the most requested orthodontics in adults?

Following the thread of aesthetics, in adults the most successful orthodontics are the so-called esthetic orthodontics , which include aesthetic braces of sapphire, Invisaling and the so-called lingual orthodontics.

Lingual orthodontics is one of the most in demand in adults
Lingual orthodontics is one of the most in demand in adults


Differences between adult orthodontics and infant orthodontics

The main difference between the two lies in the individual, ie in adults there is no growth factor, while in children. Thus in adults, these are patients who already have one or more dental treatments, such as absences or implants. Your bone level may be decreased, just like your gums. Therefore, they are usually treatments that require a multidisciplinary approach and planning. Thus, the dentist must perform a thorough preliminary analysis before placing the orthodontics.

Do the adults prioritize the aesthetic versus the functional part?

Adults give high priority to the aesthetic part for them the aesthetic factor is usually an important goal of your treatments.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Ana Pérez

Bachelor of Dentistry in Madrid, Dr. Ana Pérez is a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University Institution Mississippi. He has also completed several courses and specialized technical Invisalign, invisible braces, and a course of self-ligating brackets.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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