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How Adults Can Benefit From Orthodontics

How Adults Can Benefit From Orthodontics

Vandana KatyalDr Katyal’s Publications, General

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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  • 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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