words Alexa Wang
There are three types of adult patients who ask for orthodontic treatment. Firstly, there are those who have needed orthodontics as children or adolescents but have not been able to be treated previously for various reasons.
Secondly, there are those who have already had orthodontics when they were younger. In this case it is a problem derived from not wearing retainers when we have finished orthodontic treatment. Finally, there are patients who did not need braces when they were young but who may need them as adults.
Clear aligners for adults
Removable orthodontics for adults consists of clear aligners that act by exerting light pressure on the teeth to align them. Its main component is rigid and robust polyurethane, a type of high-quality medical material created with the latest technology. It is also the most comfortable and hygienic option, as you can remove the appliance to brush your teeth.
Badly positioned teeth can lead to more serious dental health problems. Such as poor digestion, sleep apnoea, tooth loss or headaches among many others, so there is no reason not to undergo orthodontic treatment, regardless of age.
Adult orthodontics can treat many conditions such as crowding, open bite, protrusion, overbite, crossbite and gapped teeth, among others.
Benefits of orthodontics in adults
If you think it’s too late to start your aesthetic and oral health treatment, read the following list of benefits you’ll get from the orthodontic process, whether it’s clear aligners or another available treatment:
- Improved aesthetics. We can correct those small dental imperfections we may have and achieve the smile of our dreams.
- Improved health. We can also correct health problems related to the oral cavity, as well as improve certain respiratory and muscular problems. Chewing problems are also improved, thus facilitating the digestion of food.
- Improved pronunciation. Some occlusion problems can lead to difficulties in articulating certain sounds. Thanks to orthodontics, many people have managed to pronounce certain sounds that they were unable to make due to the physiology of their oral cavity.
- It prepares the mouth for subsequent dental treatment. For example, there are certain cases in which the placement of dental implants makes it necessary to create spaces by means of orthodontics for the subsequent placement of the implants.
How long does orthodontic treatment last?
The duration of orthodontic treatment for adults depends on the type of orthodontics. However, the usual duration of orthodontic treatment usually ranges from 6 months to 2 years, although each case is different and needs its own treatment time. As a general rule, clear aligners treatment is shorter than traditional orthodontics with brackets.
Clear aligners Impress treatment?
The aim of Impress is to help you achieve an aligned, aesthetic and healthy smile, with a quality service both personally and technologically, with professionals specialising in invisible orthodontics.
If you are thinking of starting an invisible orthodontic treatment, at Impress you will be in good hands. You will be able to follow your treatment from the comfort of your sofa, thanks to the Impress app. With this revolutionary method, you can track your progress by intercalating monitoring your progress through the app with visits to the clinic. This reduces the number of face-to-face visits, avoiding cumbersome journeys.
To start your invisible orthodontic treatment, all you have to do is book an appointment for a first visit in one of the Impress clinics. During the visit, you will be given an intraoral panoramic X-ray to detect pathologies that require work prior to treatment, a conventional dental examination and a 3D scan. This way, you will be able to know the total duration of your treatment and see what your smile will look like before you start.