What is orthodontics?
Orthodontic science is all about prevention, diagnose and correction of badly lined teeth and surrounding structures.
There is no age limit to begin an orthodontic treatment.
After having done the diagnostic examination and having made a plan of orthodontic therapy, orthodontist recommends to a patient an appropriate type of device and a therapy plan.
Therapeutic possibilities with children in puberty are larger than with the patients whose growth has ended. Orthodontic correction with the adult patients is also possible, but without taking effect on the surrounding bone structure. Orthodontic examinations must be done periodically because of the growth and development of the child, and due to the constant changes which are taking place at that age, especially if the child is wearing an orthodontic device.
Children should come to orthodontic examination at the age of six, after the breakout of their first permanent teeth, especially if having some of these problems: leaned teeth, early loss of baby teeth, tilted teeth, long-term sucking of a finger or some other bad habit, when having difficulties speaking, problems when chewing or closing their mouth.
Orthodontia uses fix apparatuses which are attached to the teeth (the patient himself cannot remove them) and mobile apparatuses (which can be put on or taken off by the instruction of the orthodontist).
The therapy duration depends of various factors, but mostly lasts about two years.
Controls are supposed to be every two to three months, and after finishing the therapy so-called retention apparatus is worn.
- Before prosthetics
- Fixed orthodontic devices
- Esthetic bracelet
- Mobile orthodontic devices