Regardless of age, orthodontic treatment can be beneficial. It embellishes the smile, gives confidence and promotes good oral and overall health. Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean and therefore less prone to cavities and wounds.
WHAT IS A TREATMENT IN ORTHODONTICS
The dentist or orthodontist diagnoses dental irregularities, then treats them or prevents them with a fixed and / or removable dental appliance. A treatment can last a few weeks, months or sometimes years.
There are several types of orthodontic treatments:
- removable devices (such as Invisalign)
- retention and retainers
Orthodontic appliances are used primarily for straightening teeth. However, they can also help correct an occlusion abnormality or to correct the alignment between the teeth and the lips.