An orthodontic treatment used to be only for children. However, if conditions are met, adults of any age can now receive the treatment. The orthodontic treatment is not only to have a beautiful smile, but also to correct the bite. Having the orthodontic treatment when placing crowns, a patient is likely to have a better result.
An orthodontic treatment needs extensive planning. Find a certified orthodontist who has years of experience and training. Any dentist can straighten teeth, but the crucial part of the orthodontic treatment is to align the bite. It is impossible to correct a bite without a well-planed treatment.
In these days, other types of braces are available, including the speed bracket and clear braces. The speed bracket shortens the orthodontic treatment time using special springs. A clear aligner treatment, which uses removable and invisible braces to straighten the teeth, became popular.
This patient sought aligning the front teeth. Because the teeth as a whole were warped, and symptoms of the Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) appeared, we decided to perform a full mouth reconstruction.
The second photograph shows the front teeth after the metal braces were removed. The front teeth alignment was improved. The occlusal problem was fixed, and the TMJ symptom also disappeared. She wears a removable retainer for a year after the treatment to ensure the alignment stays in place.