Up to what age braces can be used?
There are serious cases in which you can not correct crooked teeth or gaps with veneers or crowns. In some people, even the jaws are not in the right proportion to each other.
This can have a negative effect on the appearance: For example, if the chin is very far forward or if someone has so-called “roach teeth”. In such cases, only orthodontics can help. At what age is this possible?
Braces that are barely visible
With completely inside (ie on the palate side) lying bows, the teeth can be regulated, without that is visible from the outside. If the bows have to be mounted on the outside of the teeth, you can weaken the optical conspicuousness with transparent fastening parts (see photo above).
Medical reasons for dental regulations
In dental and jaw malpositions, there are often problems with the jaw joint and the jaw muscles. These can express themselves in TMJ cracking, frequent a headache, tension in neck, neck and shoulder to complete postural.
An orthodontic treatment can bring great improvements here: If the bite is right again, also the muscles and spine can return to normal.
Questions and answers on adult orthodontics
Health insurance companies pay for orthodontic treatment (KFO) in adults?
Statutory health insurance companies reimburse orthodontic treatment only for adolescents up to the age of 18 years. Not in adults. For private health insurances reimbursement is possible if there is a medical necessity and if the agreed tariff provides for this.
How long does an adult orthodontic treatment take??
Unfortunately, this can not be answered flat rate, because every situation is different. The duration also depends on which treatment method is chosen and how the condition of your jawbone and teeth is.
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