Clinical Perspective of Adult Orthodontic Treatment
Kawai, Nobuhiko Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Tanaka, Eiji Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
The number of adult patients to seek orthodontic treatment tends to increase. However, there are some characteristics should be taken into consideration in an adult orthodontic treatment. First, orthodontists can not carry out the dentofacial orthopedic treatment to address the skeletal and dentoalveolar imbalance. Second, a treatment plan has many practical difficulties because a periodontal disease and tooth loss increase with age. Nevertheless, an adult orthodontic treatment is essential for a long term stability of intraoral health. For a treatment of adult patients, an interdisciplinary approach with a team of other specialists is demanded.
Journal of Oral Health and Biosciences
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