„A beautiful smile is worth more than a thousand words!”
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of tooth and jaw abnormalities. The main objective: aesthetic and functional positioning of the teeth in harmony with the two jaws and the profile of the face. Dentofacial growth can be controlled. Orthodontic treatments cover both children, adolescents and adults. Today there are many options for patients who want to straighten their teeth. There are visible or invisible braces, fixed or movable. The choice of the apparatus is based on the complexity of the case.
TYPES OF DENTAL APPLIANCES
Dental appliances can be mobilized or fixed.
MOBILE DENTAL APPLIANCE
The mobile dental devices are placed in the period of temporary or mixed teething (6-12 years). Suspenders for cell phones are applied or mixed teething period (6-12 years). The duration of orthodontic treatment varies from 12 to 18 months for mobile devices.
FIXED DENTAL APPLIANCES
Fixed orthodontic appliances are used in permanent dentition. It is good to start the treatment between 12 and 14 years to get the best results. Therapy with fixed appliances in adults can change the position of the dental arches, and with surgery can reshape and jaws. There are different types of fixtures: appliances, metal, ceramics, sapphire appliances, Invisalign, Incognito, etc. Fixed orthodontic appliances provide the most accurate and stable results over time. After removing the fixed device, we recommend using mobile or fixed devices. The duration of fixed orthodontic treatment varies from 18 to 24 months.
PHASES OF TREATMENT WITH FIXED DENTAL APPLIANCES
– The treatment plan
– Applying the appliance
– Sessions of monthly or 6-week activations
– The removal of the appliance
– Application of restraint systems (usually fixed)
– Post-therapeutic monitoring (2-5-10 years)
TIPS FOR PARENTS
If the child has a reverse bite, crowded or spaced teeth, teeth burst out of arches, asymmetry, supernumerary or missing teeth, bad habits (sucking the thumb, interposing of the lips, tongue or various objects between the teeth, breathing with the mouth, unusual chewing) …you must consult with your orthodontist!
THE FINAL RESULT
After removing the fixed device the dental surfaces appear perfectly normal, without affecting the integrity of the tooth surface and the consistency.