Orthodontics is a branch that treats disorders or adaptation problems in the teeth, jaws and facial area. The orthodontics department, which applies treatment methods to prevent the aforementioned disorders and prevent their progression, aims to optimize the functions that directly affect the life of the person (such as biting, chewing, speaking, laughing).
Orthodontic Disorders may occur due to the following reasons;
Depending on hereditary factors,
Congenital anomalies (such as cleft lip and palate),
Malfunctioning functions (such as mouth breathing),
Harmful habits (such as finger sucking, using a pacifier for a long time),
Early loss of milk teeth due to caries,
Traumas such as teeth grinding or falling, bumps,
Crowded teeth do not only cause an unwanted aesthetic appearance. Since it is very difficult to completely clean the crooked teeth, it is highly likely that decay and gum disorders will occur. For this reason, orthodontic treatments are of great importance for oral health as well as for aesthetics.
Orthodontic treatments are constantly modernizing with the development of today’s modern technology.
Is There An Age Limit For Orthodontic Treatment?
Age is not a problem in the correction of disorders involving only teeth. Orthodontic treatment can be applied at any age from 7 to 70, as long as teeth and gums are healthy. However, it is thought that as the age increases, the duration of orthodontic treatment increases. If there is a defect in the bone structure of the individual, age is important; It should be treated until adolescence. Because after the jaw development is completed, it is not possible to interfere with bone development. For this reason, disorders related to the jaw bones can only be corrected by surgery in advanced ages.