Benefits Of Orthodontic Treatment For Kids And Adults

Posted by ridgetopdental on April 4th, 2016

For most people, the most obvious benefit of getting orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile. While a well aligned smile does work to enhance your appearance and self confidence, it has remarkable effect on your health too. Earlier, it was thought that only children can benefit from orthodontic treatment, but studies show that orthodontic treatments are equally beneficial for adults and kids. Let’s take a look how, in this article brought to you by Ridgetop Dental International-the leading dental clinic in HSR Layout.


These days, braces are available in various materials-metal, ceramic, or plastic. They may be removable like invisalign clear aligners or they may be brackets bonded to the teeth. By placing a constant, gentle force in a control manner, braces slowly move teeth to the desired position. Gone are the days, when unsightly metallic braces used to be the only option, you can now choose braces that are clear or metallic, and sometimes you can even choose the colour of the ties that hold the wire in brackets. Today, we have wires that are less noticeable than they used to be, and the latest materials move teeth faster with less discomfort to patients.


While there is no exact age for children to start orthodontic treatment, Ridgetop Dental International’s expert orthodontist in Bangalore recommend visiting the orthodontist around age seven as by that age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery.

Benefits of orthodontic treatment for children

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth become straight and healthy
  • More space can be created for crowded teeth
  • Eliminates the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Improve minor speech problems
  • With an attractive smile, your child develops a confident personality

How to know if your child needs orthodontic treatment?

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger or thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaws that pop or make sounds when opening and closing
  • Teeth that come together abnormally


Braces are no longer just for kids. Today, with increasing awareness about good oral health, more adults are choosing to receive orthodontic treatment.  Here are some of the top benefits of orthodontic treatment for adults.

  • Orthodontic treatment can correct bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together correctly.
  • Teeth that are crowded or spaced apart may lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can correct such problems, averting tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Orthodontic treatment can correct jaw pain
  • Orthodontic treatment gives adults a more beautiful and confident smile

How is adult orthodontic treatment different from kids’?

The main difference between adults’ and kids’ orthodontic treatment is that the jawbones of younger patients are still developing; while in adults, these bones have stopped growing, and sometimes orthognathic surgery may be required.

Ridgetop Dental International’s expert dentists in Bangalore understand that adults and children have different needs, and require a different level of attention and care, so they will work with you to ensure that you receive the most appropriate treatments according to you needs.

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