Orthodontic Treatment Over the Age of 40, Is it Too Late?

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Orthodontic Treatment Over the Age of 40,

Is it Too Late?

Having a beautiful smile with neatly arranged teeth is everyone's dream, both teenagers and adults, even for those who are not young anymore. There are several dental treatments to straighten out the arrangement of irregular teeth, one example is fixed orthodontic treatment with stirrup. The use of stirrups in society is quite popular, especially among teenagers, even in the adolescent to young adult age group, the use of stirrups is considered to be a trend that can make appearances more attractive. Then comes one question; what if someone who is not young anymore wants to use braces? Are stirrups safe and can be used for people in the age range of 40 to 50 years? In this article, we will discuss the use of braces for orthodontic treatment at a relatively young age.

The trend of installing braces in society has been going on since the 2000s, and is still quite popular today. Even though some people nowadays tend to choose orthodontic treatment with Clear Aligners because it doesn't interfere with appearance and doesn't interfere with speech, many people are still interested in having fixed orthodontic treatment with braces, including those who are no longer young. In fact, orthodontic treatment at the age of 40 or over, can still be done, but there are several things that must be considered for optimal and safe treatment results for dental supporting tissues (periodontal) of patients in adulthood to old age.

Consideration of several of these aspects is very important considering the aging process in the tissue and the systemic condition of the elderly patient can be a predisposing factor for tooth root resorption. This is related to the effect of increasing age on bone density and bone remodeling ability. Physiological changes, systemic diseases and medications can affect orthodontic treatment in patients aged 40 years and over. Treatment in old age is the right case for orthodontic treatment, especially without periodontal disease disorders with good oral hygiene. For physiological and practical reasons that are usually included in orthodontic treatment procedures are limited.

Orthodontic tooth movement takes more time in elderly patients than in young adult patients. This is related to the changing composition of the bone, bone cells become less reactive, and decreased metabolism. Orthodontic treatment in patients aged 40 and over can be carried out and is definitely safe to do as long as the patient does not have a history of systemic disease related to his periodontal tissue, and has good oral hygiene. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is here with complete and best facilities, with dentists who are trusted in their fields, including orthodontists. By consulting a dentist before dental treatment, you can determine the best dental treatment for you without worrying. BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is a trusted dental clinic near Kuta and not far from the airport. Don't let dental problems ruin your holiday in Bali, if you are enjoying the beautiful scenery of Ubud and unexpectedly need a dentist, the distance from Ubud to BIA (Bali Implant Aesthetic) Dental Center is approximately 35 km. Trust your dental care to dentists at the best dental clinic in Bali of your choice.

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Jl. Sunset Road No.86A, Seminyak, Badung, Bali Indonesia 80361.


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