Dr Chang, orthodontist at Smiles & Faces Orthodontics Blacktown does a deep dive with Dr Tang, periodontist at Blacktown Specialist Dental into causes, treatment and options for middle aged adults with crooked teeth.
Some highlights are:
1:24: What is gum disease?
2:11: What untreated gum disease can lead to and why gum treatment before starting orthodontics is important.
3:56: Does gum disease affect 1 tooth, a few teeth or most teeth?
5:01: Why gum disease is best treated early?
5:31: Dr Chang shares a personal story on why teeth are important during the middle aged years.
6:56: Can brushing teeth well prevent gum disease?
7:26: Why severe gum disease is best treated with your periodontist or general dentist.
9:31: If I have gum disease and crooked teeth, how soon can I have my teeth straightened?
11:01: Role of smoking in gum treatment and response to gum treatment.
12:26: What are the teeth straightening options for adults with crooked teeth and a past history of gum problems?
13:26: Why periodontists prefer aligners over braces as the preferred method of teeth movement.