Orthodontics mainly applies external force to the teeth through the appliance to achieve the purpose of correcting the dentition. There are various ways of orthodontic treatment, such as transparent aligners, lingual aligners, invisible braces-free orthodontics, etc. Individuals who need orthodontics can choose the appropriate orthodontic plan under the guidance of doctors according to their conditions.
What are the benefits of orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics can change the shape of your face, lips, smile, and make your face look more beautiful.
In addition, orthodontic treatment is also beneficial to oral health. It can not only improve the chewing pain caused by the occlusal disorder but also avoid the formation of calculus and plaque caused by misalignment of teeth, thereby preventing gingivitis and periodontitis.
What is the best age for orthodontics?
Many people think that there is an age limit for orthodontic treatment. As long as you get older, orthodontic treatment will not be effective.
There is no absolute upper age limit for orthodontics. At present, it is generally recognized in the orthodontic field that adults and even the elderly can receive orthodontic treatment as long as there are no systemic diseases and oral diseases that hinder the correction. With the discovery of society, it is very common for adults to have orthodontics.
If you have to say an optimal age, then about 12 to 14 years old, is the best-corrected age. Because all the deciduous teeth are completely replaced at this time, and the bone density of adults increases, it will be relatively difficult to move the teeth, and the correction time will be prolonged. In some cases, infants and young children should also pay attention to early orthodontic treatment. For example, when there is a birth defect, early intervention should be carried out at the age of four or five.
Orthodontics can play a big role in a person’s appearance, health, temperament, and confidence. If you can’t identify and grasp the best time to witness your teeth, you might as well go to the hospital for a comprehensive examination and seek professional help.