Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a great tool to straighten your teeth, eliminate problems of jaw or dental occlusion. This is not just a great solution if you have hang-ups about your own smile, but also a preventive measure that prevents the problems related to chewing, gums and speech.

The most common problems leading to orthodontic treatment are:

  • Hereditary problems of dental occlusion;
  • The occlusion is affected by inadequate diet and harmful habits;
  • Irregular teeth and teeth rooted out of place

 

During orthodontic treatment, the patient wears removable (plate, retention or function set) or non-removable (braces, jaw extension screw) orthodontic sets, the main purpose of which is to create a proper dental occlusion and a beautiful smile. The position of the teeth in the jaws is changed during this treatment. Orthodontic treatment has two phases – active and passive. During the active phase the teeth are straightened and the occlusion is corrected, it lasts about 1.5-3 years. During the passive phase (may last indefinitely), regular visits for the most appropriate treatment according to the condition of your teeth and jaw and occlusion are mandatory. The proposed time to start orthodontic treatment is childhood or early adolescence.

Major Orthodontic Devices are:

  • Plate – removable plastic machine designed to expand the jaw in order to form regular teeth. This treatment is most effective in childhood;
  • Functional Devices – removable transparent plates on the teeth for teeth straightening. Wearing according to doctor`s instructions, removed only during eating, drinking or brushing teeth;
  • Braces system – orthodontic set attached to the surface of the teeth for the entire duration of the treatment. Braces are one of the most effective teeth and jaw straightening systems. Brackets are metal, ceramic, sapphire, beligatural, glossal.

 

Why is it useful and important to do orthodontic treatment in time?

  • You will trust your smile;
  • Not only food chewing, but also speech is getting better;
  • It is easier to care for your teeth, which reduces the likelihood of other dental problems.
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