...everything you need to know about orthodontics.
ORTHODONTICS IN ADULTS
"AN IMPORTANT DECISION"
The typical adult pacient that comes to the office is warried about aaesthetic and functional issues, has means to pay the treatment and enough motivation to hide some slight pains that can appear while he is under treatment.
It is crucial to feel phisically and psychically good to face a society that urges us to look acceptable and successful. The fact that being an adult you are warried in a special way about your health speaks well of you as a rational person. The new techniques and materials existing today have reduced uncomfortability and time of treatment. Orthodontists facing these requierements that mean:*Te rectify the axis of one or more teeth *To close spaces *To open spaces to place not aligned teeth *To achieve concordance of jaws *etc.
All this is done having the gums' health and the thooth' soporting-bone under consideration with the aid of fibers called periodental and returning the correct function nad stability to the jaws determining a good occlusal balance.
Good results will depend on a correct diagnosis which is basically divided in:
*Clinic examination: in which it will be established the condition of the oral cavity, the surrounding soft tissue (jowls' lips), the way the patient breathes and swallows as well as his posture.
*Studing models (molds)
All this will allow us to get different measures to predict time-projection and kind of therapy to carry on. The adult pacient must understand that the orthodontics does not interfere in his lifestyle and that when the objective is achieved he would be able to see the changes and benefits not only in the dental aspect but also in the inner personal feeling of satisfaction.
COSTS Nowadays orthodontics is more accesible than years before. The cost of the treatment consists of an initial payment and monthly fees related to the monthly adjustments of the treatment. Between 12 and 36 months depending on the complexity of the case.