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How Adults Can Benefit From Orthodontics

Vandana KatyalGeneral

Boosting confidence with a simple smile is easy. When it comes to orthodontic treatments, we immediately think of young teenagers smiling. Of course, we all want to look good and have healthy smiles. A good set of teeth also makes it easier to chew on food and smile with confidence. Sad to say, as you get older, everyday damage and weathering takes a toll on your teeth. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to fix and maintain straight and well-aligned teeth. But first we have to gain a better understanding of why we have so many problems with our teeth.

Dental problems such as cavities and gum disease

Those two are common in Australia, with 3 in every 10 adults suffering from severe gum disease. It is caused by plaque and can destroy the jawbone. Tooth brushing twice a day stops plaque build-up and prevents cavities.

Tooth crowding

It happens when the teeth are larger than the jaw size. Crooked and misaligned teeth can cause tooth decay. As we age, bone density naturally decreases and can lead to our jaw bone shrinking. There are several treatment options including braces and aligners.

3 Main Benefits of Adult Orthodontic treatment

Improved oral health

A lot of you may ask, how so? Not brushing your teeth properly can result in bad breath. When there is overcrowding and misaligned bites, our oral hygiene is obstructed. As a result, people with crowded teeth usually suffer from inflammation of the gums, tooth loss, and other periodontal disease.

Adult orthodontics treatment can be more effective

The biggest difference between adults and children/teens is that adult teeth and jaws are fully developed, while children’s teeth and jaws are still growing. Even so, when orthopaedic devices are used, teens find it challenging to keep up with a good oral hygiene routine. Whereas adults tend to be more motivated and obedient to maintain optimum oral health, which leads to the treatment becoming more effective.

You have more options

There are plenty of invisalign options from which you can choose to help you push your teeth into proper position. If you don’t want to go with the traditional braces, there are many options to go through, such as clear braces, lingual braces, clear aligners, etc.

How Adults Can Benefit From Orthodontics
How Adults Can Benefit From Orthodontics

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What People Are Saying

  • 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
  • Having always steered away from clear aligners and only stuck with fixed braces, I’ve finally decided to give aligners a go this year. BOSS is extremely practical, informative and backed up by heaps of research. Dr. V is a great mentor, she’s always helpful and truthful. The team at BOSS and CCC smiles are just amazing, always there to help you whenever you need, even if it was a question that’s been repetitively asked many many times. I would highly recommend BOSS to anyone who wishes to start their journey in digital orthodontics. With Dr. V and her team behind me, my confidence level is soooo much higher and I feel like I am delivering my treatment to a higher standard and overall making me a better clinician. Thank you Dr. V!!

    Dr Claire Chiu, Dentist QLD
  • I joined BOSS in 2018 for the full year, and the wealth of knowledge that Vandana shares is immeasurable! This course is perfect for absolute beginners and also those with more experience, and Vandana caters it perfectly for the whole group. All her information is evidence based and very relatable for general dentists, giving you information that those “generic” 1-3 day clear aligner courses cannot give you. BOSS is a very comprehensive course. I highly recommend it, I plan to join BOSS again!

    Dr Michelle Sujenie, 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
  • 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
  • Dr Katyal shares so much of her own protocol and is extremely generous not only with her time but with the well thought out information she provides along with the course such as inventory lists, marketing material and case presentation templates. She tailors her advice to your own experience and helps with appropriate case selection, points out possible pitfalls and helps you understand how to overcome them. The course is also up-to-date using the latest technologies in orthodontics and is heavily evidence-based.

    I would recommend it to anyone wanting to start doing some orthodontic treatment or looking for a more comprehensive course to assist in some ortho they are already doing.

    Dr Becky Dudman, Melbourne

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