I'M AN ADULT AND I'M NOT SATISFIED WITH THE AESTHETICS OF MY TEETH, WHAT CAN WE DO?
Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teenagers, nowadays an adult patient should not think that it is too late for orthodontic treatment. Majority of our patients are adult patients.
Advances in dentistry show that people now keep their teeth in the mouth more. Since we take every precaution to prevent tooth loss for the rest of our lives, why should I have a more beautiful aesthetic smile with our own teeth?
Regardless of age, in individuals with healthy teeth and gums, the tooth movement processes and biological structures required for orthodontic treatment are the same.
SHOULD ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT BE DONE ONLY FOR AESTHETIC PURPOSES?
Our goal in orthodontic treatment in adults is to improve the appearance and aesthetics of the teeth, as well as make many positive contributions to dental and gingival health. Regardless of age, orthodontic treatment gives the person a beautiful smile and self-confidence.
If the problems related to your teeth, crowding, gaps between the teeth and asymmetric closing disorders are not corrected, their severity may increase and worsen with age. In particular, crowding in the teeth makes it difficult to clean the tooth surfaces, and the accumulated plaque causes caries, gingival diseases and tooth loss in the future. At the same time, asymmetric closure disorders cause problems with chewing, causing wear on the teeth and pain and discomfort in your jaw joint.
DO I NEED ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT, WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST?
The first thing you should do is an examination with your orthodontist. After taking some measurements and x-rays from you, your doctor examines the bone and gingival health surrounding your teeth, plans your orthodontic treatment and gives you information about the treatment and its duration.
I HAVE COATINGS IN THE MOUTH DOES IT BLOCK ME TO HAVE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT?
In our adult patients, the presence of veneers and bridges in the mouth does not constitute an obstacle for orthodontic treatment. Your veneered teeth will also act like an unrestored tooth.
I'm THINKING OF IMPLANTING MY MISSING TEETH, BUT MY DOCTOR SAID THERE IS NOT ENOUGH SPACE. CAN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?
Yup. The teeth next to the extracted teeth slide forward over time, narrowing the extraction space over time. When adults have missing teeth, orthodontic treatment will assist in the alignment of the remaining teeth and the opening of adequate spaces for the implant.
I WANT TO HAVE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT BUT I FEEL ABOUT THE APPEARANCE OF BRACKETS?
Today, applications on dental health and aesthetics in the field of orthodontics are developing day by day and treatment options are increasing.
Technological developments in orthodontics have reduced the size of the braces applied on the teeth, thus making them easier to use and making aesthetics acceptable. At the same time, developments in orthodontic systems have resulted in shorter treatment times.
The first of the aesthetic approaches in orthodontic treatments; They are orthodontic treatments that involve the use of transparent wires in the same color as the teeth, defined as TRANSPARENT BRACES.
Second approach; They are orthodontic treatments with TRANSPARENT PLATES, also known as INVISALIGN. There are no wires or brackets in this method. The basis of the system is based on the use of transparent plaques produced in several series, in order, and the principle that each plaque causes some movement in the tooth. These plates are replaced every two weeks. The total number of plaques and the duration of treatment vary according to the condition of the crowding. Besides being transparent, the most important advantage of the plates is; It can be temporarily removed at any time.
The last approach is; Invisible braces, known as LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC treatment, is the process of attaching wires and brackets to the back surface of the tooth. It is impossible to see these wires, which are specially produced in a laboratory environment, when viewed from the front. Invisible braces keep aesthetic concerns at a minimum until the end of the treatment.
DOES ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT AFFECT MY SOCIAL AND WORK LIFE?
After the orthodontic treatment starts, sensitivities and pressure-like pain may occur within 1 week-10 days of getting used to, but you will not encounter problems that affect your daily activities or social life.
CAN ALL PROBLEMS RELATING TO THE TEETH AND FACE BE FIXED WITH ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IN ADULTS?
Treatment of orthodontic problems of teeth is completed with beautiful and ideal results, just like in children and young people. However, since the growth factor is no longer present in adults, treatments for the differences in the jaws (such as the lower or upper jaw being too far ahead or behind) and facial appearance problems can only be corrected with additional surgical support to orthodontic treatment.