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Adult Treatment

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Adult Treatment

An important thing to remember is that you are never too old to get braces! Yes! Braces are not just for kids anymore. Although it is easier to get them at an early age, the truth is that healthy teeth can be moved at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Crooked teeth and bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain. Although most adult patients are in their 20s and 30s, it is not uncommon for patients to be in their 50s today. Some adult problems are easy to correct, while others can be complex. The easy ones are: closing a gap between two teeth; straightening front teeth; and aligning a few teeth to enable your dentist to make a bridge. The more complex cases are challenging because of the fact that skeletal growth has ended and you can no longer influence the movement of the jaw.

Treatment may extend from just a few months for easy cases, to as many as 24 months or more for complex cases. Adult orthodontic treatment can be very rewarding. Dramatically improving your personal appearance and self-esteem by creating an attractive smile as well as improving the health of your gums, teeth and supporting bone structure. With all the technological advances of the past few years, adults are now able to enjoy excellent results. With little effort and less time consumption. A new smile and keeping your teeth for life can begin today.

Address

321 Bulwer Street
Central CBD
Pietermaritzburg
3201

Appointments

E-mail: orthodontist@sainet.co.za
Telephone: 033 394 7635

Appointments can be made daily from Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30. You may also leave a message at any time for us to contact you on our answering service.

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