What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a field of science that examines the relationship between the teeth and jaw bones and the relationship of the jaw bones with each other and with the skull bones. With orthodontic treatment, crowding teeth and teeth gaps can be easily corrected and a proper and healthy smile can be obtained.
At what age should orthodontic treatment be administered?
The first examination age for an ideal orthodontic treatment is 6-7 years of age. At these ages, the first permanent teeth that will use throughout our lives begin to show up in the mouth. If there is an anticipated problem during the examination at these ages, it can be intervened with an early diagnosis without the need for more complicated treatments. If this kind of treatment is not anticipated, an orthodontic examination should be repeated between the ages of 12-14. If deemed necessary, the treatment with a treatment type that you will choose with your doctor is initiated.
These ages that we have mentioned are the ideal ages. However, successful results are also obtained with orthodontic treatment in adulthood, at advanced ages without any problem.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
Although the duration completely depends on the treatment type, we can say that it may vary between 6 months and 3 years. You can consult your doctor to get detailed information about orthodontic treatment.