According to the Sanities Study of Oral Health 2015, due to technological advances, treatments of this type have greatly increased in adults in such a way that most orthodontics placed are concentrated in people between the ages of 25 and 40 years .
However, orthodontics can be applied at any age, which is why it is a treatment that is used by a large part of the population, as it corrects crowding, aligns teeth, improves the image and gives direct benefits to the health of the patient. Mouth, how to reduce the appearance of decay and prevent premature loss of teeth.
Although in many cases the ideal age to start treatment is between 12 and 15 years, when the dentition is complete, orthodontics can be placed at any age.
According to the study, the most common causes when resorting to dental treatment in adults have an aesthetic basis and 7 out of 10 people follow the advice of an orthodontist when choosing a treatment.
Types of treatment
Tthere are factors such as genetics and human evolution that, added to habits like the suction of the fingers, the pacifier or the excessive chewing of chewing gums, give rise to the incorrect formation of the jaws, situation that is only corrected with some type of orthodontic appliances “.
The treatments vary in terms of type and characteristics, but are adapted to the needs of each patient. The most common are fixed orthodontics, which group the metal brackets, self-ligating and those whose composition does not involve metal and are practically unseen, commonly called aesthetic brackets.
Within the removable orthodontics, there is only the invisible or lingual orthodontics, which since its arrival at the dental clinics has experienced a remarkable growth, until reaching the first position in the preferences of the client even behind the recommendations of the orthodontists.
The study states that orthodontics is an increasingly common treatment, and, currently, accumulates 21% of the total of treatments recommended by professionals. This is because it is a dental treatment that does not adhere to a specific profile, since it is the orthodontic specialist who, after a study adapted to the patient, determines what treatment to follow and when the patient will be placed in Orthodontics.