Teeth straightening needs to be managed carefully with not just the teeth in mind. It is important to assess the relationship of your upper and lower jaw bones (the skeletal part of your look), the gum thickness and health, your lips and facial structures, and establish health in your other teeth before we commence treatment. It is all well and good to have straight teeth at the end of treatment, but your lips unable to be closed!
Dentists at Dental Lounge have undergone further training to assess and properly diagnose orthodontic issues. This aids us immensely in diagnosing
How long do people wear braces for?
Depending on the goal and severity of the problem, this can range from 6 months to several years. On average, 18 months would be adequate in an adult.
With proper training it is foreseeable to diagnose and treat children as young as 8 years old should the occasion call for it. However, only with experience and training can a dentist tell whether or not this is required. Conversely, crowding of the adult teeth during growth may require no treatment whatsoever, as it can resolve over time. Regular checkups will ensure proper timing of intervention.