Malocclusion and Orthodontics - Other Treatment
Some adults with
malocclusion 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
crown (restorative dentistry) can improve the
appearance of front permanent teeth (incisors) that are properly spaced but
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
braces are removed, you may need to use a
retainer for several months or years.