WHY DO YOU NEED AN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
Orthodontics deals with improper positioning of teeth – such as over bite, under bite, sparse teeth, overcrowding of teeth – in order to improve their function and bring you a confident smile. Besides aesthetic reason, improper positioning of teeth should also be treated for health reason. If left untreated, this could cause many problems in the future such as tooth decay, tmj problem due to incorrect bite, etc.
WHEN CAN YOU HAVE AN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
It is medically proven that there is no age limit to get braces, with healthy bone structure and periodontium, anyone can go for an orthodontic treatment. However, the ideal time to start is between ages 12-16, considering the adolescent growth spurt, which helps reduce treatment duration and leads to the optimal result.
Note: With older adults, it is recommended that highly skilled and qualified specialists are required to ensure safety and effectiveness for treatment.