Orthodontics is a specialty branch of dentistry that solely involves the diagnosis and treatment of alignment issues of teeth and the jawbone. There is no specific age that one must resort to orthodontic treatment. Children as young as the age of seven are advised by the ADA to begin their orthodontic treatment from the start by visiting a family dentist. It improves overcrowded teeth, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, and resolves bites issues.
What is limited orthodontics?
Limited orthodontics, as the name suggests, deals with treating minor signs of orthodontic problems in both adults and children. Some orthodontic concerns may not require the need for expensive procedures, and may only involve a few areas of teeth that are slightly out of proportion. This may include correcting the alignment of the frontal teeth or back teeth, addressing concerns of overcrowded teeth or teeth with slight amounts of the gap between them. Here is when limited orthodontics plays its role.
What can limited orthodontics treat?
Some of the conditions that can be treated with limited orthodontics are listed below.
- Teeth that are crooked and out of proportion due to initial stages of thumb sucking.
- Restoring gaps that have developed between teeth with the help of retainers or partial braces.
- Teeth that have been drifted out of alignment can be treated with retainers in adult patients.
- Making room for new dentures in place of missing teeth.
What are the benefits of limited orthodontics?
Limited orthodontics have several benefits as they help resolve minor orthodontic problems with less effort. It improves alignment and corrects bite issues effectively. Patients will not have to opt for complicated procedures or a full-course treatment if minor discrepancies are treated before-hand. This has proven to be more useful for children than adults.
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