Early detection and early treatment are important. Children should develop the habit of regular dental examinations from an early age and have orthodontic examinations. Because malocclusion hinders chewing, causes tooth decay, and hinders face shape and pronunciation, which will hurt their physical and mental health.
For teenagers, the age of 12-17 is the golden age of early orthodontic treatment. Doctors can use the space during the tooth replacement period and the potential for facial growth and development to achieve the golden correction effect.
For adults, there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment, but tooth decay, missing teeth, periodontal disease and other problems will affect the effect of orthodontics. From this perspective, the later you receive treatment, the higher the difficulty and time cost. There are many early orthodontic treatments, it is important to choose the one suitable for you.
Orthodontic aligners can be divided into two categories: fixed appliances and portable appliances. Among them, fixed appliances are divided into traditional devices, self-locking bracket appliances, and lingual appliances. There are many types, and the price difference is also great. You need to choose according to your situation.
For example, according to the choice of aesthetics, full invisible orthosis is better than lingual orthosis, which is better than transparent bracket orthos. Transparent bracket orthos is better than traditional metal orthosis. However, the full invisible & lingual correction method is generally expensive and not applicable to all tooth conditions.
Generally, before treatment, the doctor will first consult the patient's needs, "why do you want correction and what effect do you hope to get." Secondly, analyze the basic problems of the tooth in detail, and provide reasonable suggestions to the patient through the model, X-ray cephalometric measurement, etc. And then, set up a detailed corrective treatment plan.
The plan is not limited to: whether you need to extract the teeth, which teeth to extract, which correction method is more suitable, whether it is equipped with auxiliary equipment, and related costs and the results that can be achieved. Only good doctor-patient communication can help choose the most appropriate orthodontic treatment method.