3M Clarity vs Damon braces: how to determine which one is suitable?
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Extraction of premolars is often needed during braces treatment to create space to either : 1. relief crowding 2. correct protrusion (teeth look like they slant forwards), lips are hard to close as a result of the protrusion 3. a combination of 1 and 2 If there is severe crowding and a lot of space is needed to correct the crowding, there will be little space remaining to push the teeth inwards and hence your facial profile may not change much after treatment.
What are the main differences and considerations for someone undergoing braces in her 40s versus 20s?
Thank you for your question. There is a saying that goes 40s are the new 20s, people are embracing their age and living life without apologies. However, these are some of the differences I see in my practice that may differ between the 2 age groups. Gum support. Generally speaking, the older one gets, the higher the risk of gum disease and reduced periodontal support. The cause of gum disease is multifactorial with plaque bacteria being one of the main culprits, hence an older individual may be more at risk as the bacteria has had a longer time to fester.