Orthodontics in the adult - Reggio Emilia - Dott. Enrico Albertini
Orthodontics in the adult - Reggio Emilia - Dott. Enrico Albertini
Orthodontics in the adult - Reggio Emilia - Dott. Enrico Albertini

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Orthodontics in the adult

In recent years the number of patients that require orthodontic treatment has gradually been increasing, especially because people want to better their look and as they want a more functionally efficient occlusion. This trend has been encouraged by the spread of highly aesthetic techniques that allow orthodontic treatment to begin without altering people’s appearance (Lingual Orthodontics and Invisalign).

Naturally it is important to know that dento-facial orthopedic’s potential achievable on the child can’t be carried out on the adult. In fact it is not possible to use the natural potentiality of the growth of jawbones to correct the skeletal component of malocclusions; so the connections between bones cannot be modified unless it is done by an orthodontic surgery.

In addition to this, in the adult there can frequently be periodontal problems (bone loss or damage to the tissue that house the tooth) or missing permanent teeth that cause a slip of contiguous elements: in those cases the orthodontic treatment can improve contiguous tissue architecture and it can bring teeth to an ideal position, to re-establish a correct occlusion.

Orthodontics does not generally have age limitations: you have to know that it is necessary to begin orthodontic treatment when teeth, gums and alveolar bone are healthy.

Orthodontics in the adult can also correct skeletal problems (orthognatic surgery), prepare space for prostheses (implants, crowns, veneers) in collaboration with the general Dentist (pre-prosthetic orthodontics) and the treatment of problems at the tempero-mandibular joint (occlusal therapy).

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