80% of the adult population has oral problems. Each year the number of people who come to the orthodontist to correct malformations in the mouth increases. Receiving a quality orthodontic treatment is fundamental for health and well-being and also provides a healthy and beautiful smile.
Orthodontics has become a great ally of the oral health of adults and children, so that year after year the number of people who request a treatment to correct any type of malformation increases. In fact, it is estimated that almost 80 percent of the adult population has some oral problem, severe or mild, that needs to be treated by a specialist.
When there is a problem or a severe or mild oral malformation, the one who must diagnose and plan his treatment must be the orthodontist who will also follow up the case of each patient with the support of his team of hygienists.
In order for an oral problem to be corrected properly, it is necessary, in addition to a diagnosis and a treatment, an adequate follow-up. Therefore, it is advisable that the patient be treated by the same professional during the time that the orthodontic treatment lasts.
Quality treatment requires the use of quality materials and cutting-edge technology. The Association recommends to be informed conveniently before the offers of “miracle treatments” in orthodontics existing in the market.
It is important that the treatment budget is well detailed and that it is sufficiently clear. It is recommended to ask that they be included in the same, both the previous diagnostic tests, and the post-orthodontic retention phase, as well as all the complementary procedures that the treatment may need.
In orthodontics, there is only one diagnosis for each specific case, but there are different plans or treatment strategies. We must be clear about the plan that best adapts to the needs of each patient and, in any case, avoid overtreatment.
Maintaining proper hygiene during orthodontic treatment, attending periodic check-ups, taking care of the devices and strictly following the instructions and advice provided by the orthodontist and his team are some of the determining factors for the success of the treatment.
No one can guarantee a beautiful and healthy smile for life, even withholding retention. Therefore, it is important to make maintenance visits with the orthodontist. Relapses have a good solution if they are treated on time.
Having trust with the orthodontist and being able to discuss with him / her any aspect or doubt is basic to the success of a treatment. A good professional will always be concerned about the evolution of each case and oral health in general. Very important: the patient must always sign the informed consent.
Even in the case of severe deformities or chronic diseases, both children and adults can receive orthodontic care if they go to the professional trained to do so. To prevent oral malformations in adulthood, the first orthodontic revision in children is performed at 6 years of age.