It is a specialty of dentistry that is responsible for correcting the position of the teeth, maxilla and mandible to achieve a healthy and aesthetic smile. The goal of orthodontics is to align the teeth properly and harmoniously.
Orthodontics can fix problems like crooked, crowded, or spaced teeth, an incorrect bite, and other dental problems. In addition to improving the appearance of the smile, orthodontics can also contribute to better
Dentofacial orthopedics uses fixed and removable appliances and specific exercises to improve the growth of the jaws in children. These appliances apply gentle pressure to the bones and muscles of the mouth, encouraging proper development of the jawbones and correcting problems such as small jaws, crossbites, or forward-leaning teeth. Correcting these problems from a young age can prevent more invasive treatments in the future, such as tooth extractions or orthognathic surgery. In addition, it can contribute to better bite function, better breathing and balanced facial aesthetics.
It is important to note that everyone is unique and dental situations can vary from person to person. For this reason, dentofacial orthopedics is tailored to the individual needs of each patient. To ensure that the treatment is as successful as possible, good commitment and cooperation from the patient is required.
A regular visit to the orthodontist is essential.
It consists of placing small devices called brackets on the surface of the teeth, which are then connected by wires and elastic ligatures.
The brackets act as anchors for the wires, which apply gentle forces to the teeth, gradually moving them into their desired position. During treatment, periodic adjustments will be made to control and guide the movement of the teeth.
It is important to note that the treatment time can vary according to each individual case, generally taking from several months to a few years. During this time, the orthodontist's instructions must be followed, including proper oral hygiene and scheduled follow-up visits.
Placing a brace can even take some getting used to. At the end of the process, a great result awaits you.
A series of clear, removable aligners are used to correct the position of the teeth. These aligners are custom made and are changed approximately every two weeks to gradually guide the teeth into their desired position.
ach set of aligners is designed specifically for each patient, using advanced digital technology. The aligners are virtually invisible and can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing, making them very convenient and comfortable.
As the aligners are changed, the teeth are slowly moved following a personalized treatment plan. The orthodontist will check progress at regular appointments and provide the necessary new sets of aligners.
It is important to wear the aligners for the majority of the day, generally at least 20-22 hours per day, to obtain the best results in the estimated treatment time.
Although each case is different, in general, orthodontics with aligners can offer a comfortable and discreet alternative to traditional braces.