Differences Between Child and Adult Orthodontic Treatment 

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Academy Dental is a warm, inviting SPA-themed dentist facility in Hamilton, and is rated as one of the best places by Hulafrog for dental treatment. Dr. Navleen Thind, D.D.S. is a trusted dentist who practices adults and kids’ dentistry, along with Dr. Steven Reff, Dr. Pankaj Puri (Orthodontist) and Dr. Roshanjit Kaur.  

Academy Dental offers orthodontic treatments, both for children and adults. While orthodontic options are available for patients of any age, there are some differences between child and adult orthodontic treatments due to varying needs at different ages. 

A large contributor to the difference between child and adult orthodontic treatments is that adults have fully developed jaws and teeth, while children do not. This means that the process of aligning the jaw and teeth is much easier in younger patients. Because the bones and tissue are already set in adults, the alignment processes are often more complicated and face more limitations.  

Another difference between child and adult orthodontics is that adults typically have a more extensive dental history than children. Adults are more likely to have had previous dental procedures, such as a tooth extraction, which may complicate orthodontic procedures. Additionally, certain conditions worsen with age due to the wearing down of teeth through the years, which also makes fixing the problems more difficult.  

There are some advantages of adult orthodontic treatments, however. For one, adults often achieve the long-lasting benefits of their orthodontic treatment because they are more likely to obey suggested oral hygiene and retainer routines. Adults who have already had some form of orthodontic treatment may also experience quicker and simpler orthodontic treatments. 

Despite the differences, both adult and child orthodontic treatments result in many benefits, including improved oral health and increased confidence. No matter what your age is, orthodontic treatments are available and prevent any problems from worsening.  

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Navleen Thind Dr. Navleen Thind is a highly trained dentist practicing in Hamilon, NJ.

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