The answer to this question is very simple: when you are in need for this. There is of course a more technical definition because the goal for this group of age is to support the healthy and smooth development of permanent teeth and preserve the soundness of these teeth.
The irregularity of teeth at a young age is not only an aesthetic issue or source of speech disorder but the long term health of the teeth may be at risk. Cleaning overcrowded teeth is almost impossible and this makes them susceptible to early decay, especially if this is combined with sugar-rich eating habit, too.
Plaque formation in this case is also quicker and that could result in periodontal diseases.
In addition, bite force on teeth in abnormal occlusion puts tension on the teeth from the incorrect direction. This places an increased stress on the soft tissues that hold the teeth. All this can result in the early wearing and losing of teeth.
The most serious consequences of overcrowding can be the development of jaw joint disorders at a young age.
Although orthodontic treatments aim to reserve the teeth for a long time and maintain our general health conditions, we should not forget about mental aspects either. In such a subtle period of time irregular teeth can cause anxiety in adolescence. This is the time when spectacular results are achieved because the evolution of jaws can be controlled nicely in these years. We have to take this challenge knowing that orthodontic treatments offer solutions to young adult suffering from chronic overcrowding.
We have confidence in the young generation and trust that a higher level of health consciousness will extends to the health and harmony of teeth as well.
One consultation with dr. Péter Márton Steinhhof who has been successfully treating young adults and children for 9 years will dispel your doubts regarding the needs and usefulness of orthodontic treatments.
This consultation will be free and absolutely painless so it is definitely worth calling us on +36 1 790 3282 for an appointment at Saint Lucas SPA dental clinic.
Brave young men, get on with it and have beautiful, healthy smile for the right moments.