What is adult orthodontics?
Orthodontic treatment isn't just for kids anymore. Teeth can be straightened at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy smile.
Many adults would have teeth alignment issues that were not addressed at early age. These problems may result in tooth decay, gum disease, headaches and earaches, as well as speaking, biting or chewing problems. Orthodontic treatment not only improves the health of your teeth and gums, but dramatically improves personal appearance and self-esteem
For adults the treatment might take longer period for achieving desired results than for children. It might vary anywhere between 14-30 months.
What is Lingual Orthodontics?
Lingual orthodontics is the orthodontic procedure where the braces and other components are placed on the inside of the tooth surface (Towards teeth) making them invisible to the outer world.
Thus this appliance is suitable for celebrities or for people who are public personalities wherein the appearance is of bigger concern.
Lingual braces function pretty much similar to conventional braces, but the components are custom fabricated using CAD CAM and robotic wire bending technology. The brackets are fixed over the inner surfaces of teeth with the help of applicator trays.
The main difficulties patient would face with this technique are:
Difficulty in speech
Difficulty in food consumption
Maintaining good Oral hygiene is all the more challenge compared to the conventional braces
Body requires close to 30-40 days to overcome all these challenges and to lead a normal ife.