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AM I TOO OLD TO GET BRACES?

ARUSHI,A MOTHER OF TWO KIDS IN HER LATE THIRTIES FELT HER TEETH HAVE DEVELOPED GAPS RECENTLY AND FELT VERY CONSCIOUS. GAPS SEEM TO INCREASE FROM TIME TO TIME. BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A QUESTION. CAN IT BE CORRECTED AT THIS AGE?


THE ANSWER IS YES .


IN SHORT YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD FOR ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT. INFACT ONE IN THREE ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS IS AN ADULT.

YOUR ORTHODONTIST CONSIDERS MANY FACTORS WHILE DEVELOPING YOUR CUSTOMISED TREATMENT PLAN.

BUT AGE IS RARELY A DECIDING FACTOR. ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT CAN BE SUCCESSFUL FOR ADULTS AS IT IS FOR ADOLESCENTS.



DON’T LET YOUR AGE KEEP YOU FROM CONSULTING AN ORTHODONTIST. WHETHER YOU ARE 5 OR 50 IT’S THE SAME PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESS THAT MOVES TEETH THROUGH BONE. TEETH MOVE IN RESPONSE TO FORCES BEING PLACED ON THEM OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.


HOW IS ADULT TREATMENT DIFFERENT?

THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE IN ORTHODONTICS FOR ADULTS VS CHILDREN /TEENS IS THAT ADULTS ARE NO LONGER GROWING.

ADULTS HAVE DENSER BONE TISSUE SO TREATMENT MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER.


HOW DOES THE TREATMENT PROCESS WORK?

TO MOVE YOUR TEETH IN IDEAL POSITION YOUR ORTHODONTIST WILL USE AN APPLIANCE OR BRACES OR ALIGNERS TO MOVE THE TEETH.


ADVANCES IN ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT HAVE MADE THE TREATMENT MORE COMFORTABLE AND LESS NOTICEABLE THAN EVER.


MANY OF TODAY’S TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE DESIGNED TO MINIMISE THE APPEARANCE OF THE APPLIANCE TO BETTER FIT ANY LIFESTYLE.


TODAYS OPTIONS INCLUDE CLEAR ALIGNERS,TOOTH COLORED BRACES,SELF-LIGATING(SPEED BRACES) BRACES AND EVEN BRACES THAT GO BEHIND THE TEETH.




NOT EVERY TYPE OF APPLIANCE IS SUITABLE FOR CORRECTION FOR EVERY KIND OF PROBLEM.THIS IS THE REASON TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE BEING TREATED BY AN ORTHODONTIST SELECTING THE RIGHT APPLIANCE TO CORRECT YOUR PROBLEMS.


HOW LONG DOES ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT LAST?

TREATMENT CAN LASTS ANYWHERE BETWEEN 12-24 MONTHS.


DURING THAT TIME ORTHODONTIC VISITS ARE SCHEDULED EVERY 6 TO 8 WEEKS.ITS A SMALL INVESTMENT OF TIME THAT IMPROVES DENTAL HEALTH,BETTER FUNCTION,BITING AND CHEWING ,THE ABILITY TO EASILY KEEP YOUR TEETH CLEAN AND HIGHER SELF CONFIDENCE.


THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A HEALTHY BEAUTIFUL SMILE HAS NOT PASSED YOU BY.


YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE HIDING YOUR SMILE.


JUST BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T HAVE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER DOESN’T PREVENT YOU FROM DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW.

YOUR AGE DOESN'T MATTER YOU CAN HAVE THE SMILE YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED.


AT DENTAL VILLE OUR TEAM TRY AND MOTIVATE OUR PATIENTS TO FLASH THEIR BEST SMILE AND AS RIGHTLY SAID –AGE IS JUST A NUMBER.


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