Malocclusion and Orthodontics
Some adults with Reference malocclusion Opens New Window may prefer to replace all or part of a tooth by having restorative dentistry, which is less costly and less time-consuming than orthodontic treatment.
Other Treatment Choices
A Reference crown Opens New Window (restorative dentistry) can improve the appearance of front permanent teeth (incisors) that are properly spaced but crooked.
What To Think About
The timing of treatment is ultimately up to you. If you have different treatment options, interview your orthodontist or dentist about the pros and cons of each option.
Orthodontic treatment isn't an exact science. Treatment can sometimes take longer than planned. If teeth are likely to move after Reference braces Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window are removed, you may need to use a Reference retainer Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window for several months or years.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference January 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference William F. Hohlt, DDS - Orthodontics