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8 Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment

8 Benefits of Adult Orthodontic Treatment


While orthodontic treatment is often associated with teenagers, adults are increasingly opting for braces and aligners to achieve a healthier and more attractive smile. Beyond aesthetics, adult orthodontic treatment offers a multitude of benefits that can significantly improve your overall health and well-being. 

Here are 8 compelling reasons why adults should consider orthodontics treatment.

Improved Oral Health
  • Reduced Risk of Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
    Crooked or crowded teeth are difficult to clean, leading to plaque buildup and an increased risk of cavities and gum disease. Straightening teeth through orthodontics makes it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene, reducing the risk of these oral health problems.
  • Improved Bite Function
    A misaligned bite can put stress on teeth and jaws, leading to pain, chipped teeth, and TMJ disorders. Orthodontic treatment can correct these issues, improving bite function and alleviating pain.
  • Reduced Wear and Tear on Teeth
    Misaligned teeth can wear unevenly, leading to premature tooth loss. Orthodontic treatment can help to correct this, protecting your teeth and extending their lifespan.
Enhanced Aesthetics and Confidence
  • Straighter Smile
    Straight teeth are widely considered more attractive and can boost self-confidence. Adults often report feeling more outgoing and confident after completing orthodontic treatment.
  • Improved Facial Harmony
    A properly aligned smile can enhance facial symmetry and balance, leading to a more attractive appearance.
Better Speech and Pronunciation
  • Improved Speech Patterns
    Misaligned teeth can affect the way you speak, causing lisps, whistles, or other speech impediments. Orthodontic treatment can improve speech clarity and pronunciation.
Enhanced Digestion
  • Improved Chewing Efficiency
    Properly aligned teeth help you chew food more effectively, which aids in digestion and nutrient absorption. This can lead to improved gut health and reduced digestive issues.
Reduced Risk of Sleep Apnea
  • Improved Airflow
    Some studies suggest that orthodontic treatment can improve airway patency, potentially reducing the risk of sleep apnea in individuals with mild to moderate cases.
Improved TMJ Function
  • Reduced Pain and Headaches
    TMJ disorders, characterised by pain in the jaw joint, can be caused by a misaligned bite. Orthodontic treatment can help to correct the bite and alleviate TMJ pain and symptoms.
Long-Term Stability
  • Early Intervention
    Many adults who received orthodontic treatment as children may experience some degree of tooth movement over time. Adult orthodontic treatment can help to maintain the alignment of teeth and prevent them from shifting back to their original positions.
  • Reduced Need for Future Dental Work
    Straight teeth are easier to maintain and less susceptible to damage. This can prevent the need for future restorative dental work, saving you time and money in the long run.
Improved Overall Health
  • Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence
    The positive psychological impact of a straighter smile can lead to improved self-esteem and confidence. This can translate into other aspects of life, including career success, social interactions, and mental well-being.
  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety
    The stress associated with feeling self-conscious about your smile can be significantly reduced through orthodontic treatment. This can lead to a calmer and more positive outlook on life.

While the initial investment in orthodontic treatment may seem significant, the long-term benefits are undeniable. With improved oral health, enhanced aesthetics, and a boost in confidence, adult orthodontic treatment can significantly improve your quality of life. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, consult with an experienced orthodontist to discuss your individual needs and explore the treatment options available to you. You deserve a healthy and beautiful smile!

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  • I completed the BOSS UK Diploma in 2021 and when it became available, signed up for the AU course as well. I completed the AU course at the end of last year and can honestly say BOSS (now Digital Orthodontic College) has completely changed my approach to clear aligner treatments and increased my confidence with treatment planning immensely. The fact that the course is 100% online was a huge drawcard for me initially since I have two young children, work clinically part-time and run my own business. It allowed me the flexibility to study when I had the chance and didn’t result in any loss of clinical time. Dr V is extremely passionate about orthodontics and more importantly sharing her wisdom and that comes through in her approach to teaching. The course is extremely comprehensive (NB: the AU course has quite a few complex assessments) and covers everything starting from the basics of tooth movement, which sets a good foundation and is therefore suitable even for beginners. The monthly/bimonthly webinars allow students to share cases and is a safe space, non-judgmental and therefore an incredible learning platform. I had been doing clear aligner treatments prior to starting this course, but BOSS helped me see patients with new eyes and has overhauled my treatment planning approach. I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone interested in learning, or to extend their knowledge about, clear aligner treatments.

    Thank you so much Dr V!

    Dr Lora Banicevic, Dentist NSW
  • The Australian accredited 10905NAT Graduate Diploma of Digital Orthodontic Treatment offers comprehensive training in the field, gives the candidate the opportunity to do things in a self-paced manner, while getting a personalised 1-on-1 learning experience with Dr Vandana Katyal. It was an excellent choice for me and gave me the flexibility to get the well-designed training done in my own time frame. I would strongly recommend the course to any practitioners who is looking to upskill themselves with a no-compromise high quality course, while also having to juggle between busy practices and family schedules.

    Dr Charles Sun, Dentist WA
  • I started this course unsure of how much I would benefit. The in-person lectures were fantastic (although the course is now 100% online) where I made good friends and learned a lot. The online resources are extensive and second to none, accessible at your convenience. The webinars were great – usually with the right mix of teaching, cases demonstrated and the attendees’ cases being discussed. I was also invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacturing (from a dentist’s point of view) – which I enjoyed.
    Most of all the course gave significantly more confidence what can be done with aligners, how plan the setup efficiently with the end in mind and how to make the processes to get there smoother. As a result, a MUCH larger chunk of my work is now aligner based. My conversion rate for aligner treatments has definitely increased along with my confidence. The course has easily paid for itself. Full disclosure: I was invited to deliver a webinar on intra-oral scanners, 3D printers and in house aligner manufacture to my BOSS batch mates, which I also thoroughly enjoyed doing. I declined any remuneration for this, although it was offered.
    Dr Shammi Moopen, Dentist VIC
  • Since I have joined the postgraduate diploma in orthodontics I have noticed all the applied practical learning/knowledge on my patients and I am only half way through the year. Dr Vandana is a genuine educator. She goes way beyond to simplify every lecture and I really like her evidence based information and that is available for us 24/7. Her webinars helped a lot for busy dentists and loved the feedback we get in the one on one sessions with our cases. It make us think every step of the way. But the best thing I like is to see she is giving back to the community and her association with Smile Train in helping children with cleft palate is just beyond words. Thank you so much for being nice and approachable.

    Dr Claudia Braybon, Dentist NSW
  • Received my Diploma in Digital Orthodontics from BOSS and couldn’t be more stoked! Huge shout out to Dr Vandana Katyal and the BOSS team for a wonderful year. I would recommend BOSS to every dentist no matter their level of experience with Orthodontics and clear aligners. Starting off with barely any orthodontic experience, I have commenced about 9 cases in the matter of months and BOSS gave me the confidence to predictably deliver results for my patients through clear aligners which are the future of modern orthodontics.
    Dr Sarang Sathe, Dentist NSW
  • I chose Boss’s clear aligner diploma because I wanted to know the latest evidence based practice to enhance my treatment planning and case execution. I now have a much better understanding of how to diagnose, what movements can be done and what will get me into trouble. The flexible nature of the course delivery also fit perfectly into full time work and my otherwise packed schedule. The monthly case presentation webinars are also great to not only get feedback from Dr Katyal, but also to validate your own thoughts self-assess and see how you are tracking with your learning.

    Dr Gregory Nguyễn, Dentist NSW

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