Malocclusion and Orthodontics (cont.)
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Some adults with malocclusion may prefer to replace all or part of a tooth by having restorative dentistry, which is less costly and less time-consuming than orthodontic treatment.
Other Treatment Choices
A crown (restorative dentistry) can improve the appearance of front permanent teeth (incisors) that are properly spaced but crooked.
What To Think About
The timing of treatment is ultimately up to you. If you have different treatment options, interview your orthodontist or dentist about the pros and cons of each option.
Orthodontic treatment isn't an exact science. Treatment can sometimes take longer than planned. If teeth are likely to move after braces are removed, you may need to use a retainer for several months or years.
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