Adult orthodontic treatment

General:

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. In fact, about 25% of orthodontic patients today are adults. The biological process involved in children's tooth movement is the same for adults. The health of an individual's teeth, gums and supporting bone is what is most important in determining the prospects for improving an adult’s smile and dental health.

Because an adult's facial bones are no longer growing, certain corrections cannot be accomplished with braces alone. However, very dramatic facial changes are now being achieved with a combined approach of surgery and orthodontics for individuals who elect to receive this type of treatment.

Techniques - Appliances:

In our clinic we use the latest up to date and scientifically approved techniques which enable us to provide comfortable treatment and a state of the art final result. We also use the most technically and esthetically advanced appliances to provide you with an "unnoticed" by others, treatment process.

Our staff and Dr. Petros would be more than glad to provide you with more information and details upon your request and during your consultation session.

Multidisciplinary approach:

Adult treatment requires the cooperation of a team of doctors. These are the Orthodontist, the Periodontist, the General Dentist, the Prosthodontist, and the Oral - Maxillofacial Surgeon.

The cooperation of all the above guarantees a very calm approach to your treatment with the minimum therapy time and an absolutely excellent result.

Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
Diet:
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Prevention
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Decay
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Phobia
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|