Chapter 21. Adult Orthodontics

  1. Fiona Grist R.D.N., B.A. (Hons) OU

Published Online: 28 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch21

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing

How to Cite

Grist, F. (2010) Adult Orthodontics, in Basic Guide to Orthodontic Dental Nursing, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444325522.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333183

Online ISBN: 9781444325522



  • adult orthodontics;
  • orthodontic treatment, not confined to children and adolescents;
  • dentist, knows where it is appropriate to refer patient - severity of malocclusion;
  • treatment plan, in deciding where best to treat patient;
  • patient biting in a way - that is self-damaging;
  • patients, complaining that they suffer more discomfort - when they have a cold and mucosa in the mouth is inflamed;
  • problems with eating;
  • oral hygiene;
  • wisdom teeth - worrying third molars (wisdom teeth) in mid-twenties - may cause ‘bunching’ effect;
  • loss of retained deciduous teeth


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • To Rehabilitate a Traumatic Bite

  • The Patient may be Investigating All the Options

  • Problems with Eating

  • Oral Hygiene

  • Wisdom Teeth

  • Loss of Retained Deciduous Teeth

  • To Assist the Dentist in Carrying Out Routine Treatment

  • Relapsed Orthodontic Treatment