The Adult Orthodontic Patient: More Options than Ever Before!
Nour Eldin Tarraf*
Department of Orthodontics, University of Sydney, Australia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Nour Eldin Tarraf
PhD Candidate, Department of Orthodontics
University of Sydney, BDS (Hons), MDSc(Hons)
MOrthRCSEd, MRACDS (Ortho), Private Practice
Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Tel: 02 9411 3836
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 28, 2014; Accepted date: January 11, 2015; Published date: January 16, 2015
Citation: Tarraf NE (2015) The Adult Orthodontic Patient: More Options than Ever Before!. Dentistry 5:278. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000278
Copyright: © 2015 Tarraf NE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
More and more adults are now presenting for orthodontic treatment. They not only present with malocclusions of varying severity but also additional restorative and periodontal needs requiring well coordinated interdisciplinary care. In addition, today?s adult patients also present with a demand for more aesthetic and less visible orthodontic appliances. This paper discusses the important considerations in managing adult orthodontic patients. It also highlights recent technological advances that enable us to better plan the management of adult patients as well as the available aesthetic treatment options and their strengths and weaknesses.