Periodontitis versus parodontosis

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Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

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Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Braces for adults

Posted by Dental News Team am 28, Oct - 2009
  • Who needs braces?

  • How do braces from adults differ from braces for children and

  • how much do braces cost?

>>These are the questions concerning most people

zahnspangenartenYou can get braces no matter how old you are.
When you are young then removable braces may suffice. While a person is still growing, it is usually enough to get a slight „impulse“ in the „right“ direction – e.g. from removable braces!

Once a person has stopped growing, then it is possible to get teeth into „order“ using fixed braces, no matter how old the patient is. Whether a retainer is necessary or not depends on whether the teeth are arranged in the best possible way – Category I.

A lot depends on musculature, the size of the tongue and a host of other factors: whether the teeth begin to wander after treatment or not. Ask your orthodontist what kind of treatment would be best for you.

Make sure to go to an orthodontist for treatment!

An orthodontist is a dentist who has had specialized training. Orthodontists usually only perform orthodontal work, they do not extract teeth or insert fillings. But they can answer your questions on whether the arrangement of your teeth is detrimental to your overall health. Some defective tooth positions may damage teeth, the jaw or the periodontal apparatus.

Unfortunately, „normal“ dentists are also allowed to perform orthodontal work without undergoing specialized training. They usually offer different types of treatment. Simply ask a practitioner what kind of training they have had.

incognitoTreatment is usually charged on an annual basis.
This is why treatment may take three or four years, or even more. It is better to pay for the treatment as a whole, an experienced practitioner should be able to estimate the cost before the start of treatment. Moreover, most defective tooth positioning can be treated in about one or two years, anything which takes longer requires an operation.

Treatment may cost around 4 000€ to 12 000€ (app. 5 900 – 18 000$) , depending on the severity of the defect and the type of braces used. Find out more about the  lingual method, or „Incognito“ braces here.

Defective tooth placement can have many different causes, the most common being cavities in the milk teeth.

This often necessitates premature removal of milk teeth. However, milk teeth stimulate the jaw to grow. If this stimulus is lacking, then jaw growth slows down and the remaining teeth do not have enough space, resulting in over-crowding and displacement.

Good dental hygiene and well-planned treament can put a smile back on your face.
Good dental treatment requires an oral irrigator – more on that topic here.

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4 Responses to “Braces for adults”

  1. Dr. Avery Wendell says:

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    That second photo is amazing. Your point about “normal dentists” performing orthodontics is interesting. I just read that with the global economic collapse of the past year, it has become more common for dentists to fit patients with braces rather than refer them to a fully trained orthodontist…

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  2. Aaliyah says:

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    my name is aaliyah and i am 11 years old and i have really bad teeth and i need to get them check very bad

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  3. Andelia says:

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    Hi.I like reading your post , keep doing it.

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    Thanks for your comment!

    We’ll carry on… 🙂

    Your Dental News Team

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