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Age factors in orthodontics 1

  • Dental changes with age
  • Skeletal changes with age
  • Soft tissue changes with age
  • Treatment options and age
  • Tooth movement and age
  •     – Significantly increased from early adolescence until early adulthood
  •     – So,without long term retention ,adolescents who were orthodontically treated to a perfectly aligned dentition should expect some crowding to occur in the anterior part of the dental arches
  •   – Important clinical implications regarding long term stability and retention of the treatment results
  •   – The patient should be made aware of the probability of these changes occurring after the retention appliances have been discontinued

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