Orthodontic treatment for teens and adults

Orthodontic treatment for teens and adults

Various treatments for teens and adults

Today, more than 30% of orthodontic patients are over 18 years of age. Regardless of their age, many people are now correcting the position of their teeth, whether they have crowded or protruding teeth, or a bad occlusion. The main difference in orthodonctic treatment for children and adults is that adults’ bones have stopped growing. This means that it often takes a bit longer to move adults’ teeth to their proper position. The duration of orthodontic treatment for adults usually varies between 18 and 30 months. To get a beautiful smile, teens and adults have more choices than ever before. From traditional brackets to “invisibles” appliances, the number of aesthetically pleasing and effective treatment options is continually increasing.


Invisible orthodontics

Invisalign is a cutting-edge, popular treatment option that involves wearing a series of transparent removable trays that move teeth gradually without wires or brackets. To obtain the expected treatment result, these trays must be worn at all times (except during meals and dental hygiene measures). It is an increasingly popular treatment option for both teens and adults.

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Recent technological advances have led to smaller, more comfortable, more efficient and more discreet brackets. Metal brackets are the best known, but aesthetic brackets are also now available. These aesthetic brackets are commonly called white or transparent because their colour matches the teeth, which makes them much more discreet. Dr. Dumoulin uses aesthetic upper arch brackets for all patients. There are invisible dental appliances for the treatment ofteens and adults, that is, a person at a normal conversation distance will not be able to notice them. Recent imaging and computer simulation technologies have led to the development of these devices. We are proud to offer such cutting-edge treatment. These treatment options cannot be used in all cases, since they are not as versatile as brackets positioned on the visible surface of teeth, but the orthodontist will tell you which ones are appropriate for your orthodontic treatment.

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