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THE WORLD OF ORTHODONTICS - TREATMENT

ORTHODONTICS DOES NOT SIMILAR TO TEETH !

By definition: orthodontics is a field of dentistry dealing with the prevention and treatment of malocclusion and maxillofacial defects in children, adolescents and adults. Therapy, conducted by an orthodontist (specialist doctor in this field), affects not only the right interdental relations, but also the proportions of the lower and middle face and its profile, hence orthodontics is increasingly called jaw orthopedics, or conservative jaw orthopedics.

Modern orthodontic therapy against the common opinion is difficult and complex. Orthodontic treatment is not about selling the patient a miraculous apparatus that heals.

In order to start treatment that meets modern world standards, it should be preceded by a number of medical preparations and the fulfillment of several conditions on the part of the patient. Not every patient qualifies for orthodontic treatment, but not everyone has to be treated.

The patient must understand the meaning of orthodontic treatment. In other words, a certain maturity of the patient is required, from which cooperation is required. Maturity, which is adequate to the treatment method planned in a specific case.

EARLY CHILD TREATMENT

ORTHODONTICS DOES NOT SIMILAR TO TEETH !

By definition: orthodontics is a field of dentistry dealing with the prevention and treatment of malocclusion and maxillofacial defects in children, adolescents and adults. Therapy, conducted by an orthodontist (specialist doctor in this field), affects not only the right interdental relations, but also the proportions of the lower and middle face and its profile, hence orthodontics is increasingly called jaw orthopedics, or conservative jaw orthopedics.

Modern orthodontic therapy against the common opinion is difficult and complex. Orthodontic treatment is not about selling the patient a miraculous apparatus that heals.

In order to start treatment that meets modern world standards, it should be preceded by a number of medical preparations and the fulfillment of several conditions on the part of the patient. Not every patient qualifies for orthodontic treatment, but not everyone has to be treated.

The patient must understand the meaning of orthodontic treatment. In other words, a certain maturity of the patient is required, from which cooperation is required. Maturity, which is adequate to the treatment method planned in a specific case.

ADULT TREATMENT

THE APPARATUS ARE NOT ONLY FOR CHILDREN !!!

We can change the dentition line at any age, provided that the gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a wide range of possibilities adapted to all ages. Orthodontic treatment can radically change your image and improve your self-esteem! However, it’s not just about smiling. Malocclusion has a negative effect on the gums, bone defects, the appearance of dental caries, improper enamel defects, headaches and abnormalities of the mandibular – mandibular joints.

Currently used techniques in orthodontics are not enough that they can eliminate the above ailments, they also allow to shorten the time of therapy, frequency of visits and discomfort associated with wearing the camera. During the first visit you will receive detailed information on the treatment options and how to achieve the intended goal.

It is never too late for a beautiful, healthy smile!

HYGIENE – “CONDITIO SINE QUA NON”

An extremely important issue is proper oral hygiene. Appropriate care for teeth, on the part of the patient is a fundamental condition that must be met by every patient. The most perfect hygienic procedures carried out periodically in the dental office are not able to replace the daily cleaning of teeth after every meal! The hygiene issue becomes particularly important when planning treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances. Poor hygiene in combination with a device that hinders hygienic procedures and significantly reduces the so-called self-cleaning of teeth, can lead to alarming effects, in the form of extensive caries and periodontal diseases (gums and bones around the roots of the teeth). With proper hygiene, the crooked teeth can be healthy and serve the patient for the rest of their lives. Poor hygiene will sooner or later lead to loss of teeth, regardless of whether they are straight or curves!

To maintain proper hygiene during orthodontic treatment, brushing teeth after each meal is required for about five minutes (!). For patients with permanent orthodontic braces, it is recommended to use special orthodontic brushes (this also applies to electric toothbrushes to which appropriate tips are provided), dental floss to remove food from the nooks and crannies of the apparatus as well as the irrigator. To brush your teeth in the traditional way, without a special technique, but you have to do it systematically and avoid snacking between meals. If it is difficult to brush your teeth after a meal, for example at work or school, it is recommended that you rinse your mouth with water or antiseptic.

TYPES OF CAMERA

EARLY CHILD TREATMENT

1. THE SIMPLE ARC TECHNIQUE

Most often used. They are precise, predictable, and do not interfere with pronunciation. However, they require the patient to have an ideal and enhanced oral hygiene. An undoubted advantage is the relatively low cost of treatment.
Treatment with this type of apparatus consists in fixing a metal arch in the locks using ligatures (so-called elastics). The fixed appliance is glued to the teeth with a special, harmless adhesive with appropriate properties. Precise adherence of the device to the tooth surface is very important for the course of treatment and the final effect. The proficiency and experience of a doctor who performs this is of key importance here, as imprecise or incorrect placement of the zippers considerably complicates and prolongs the treatment. The procedure of putting the device is completely painless for the patient. In order to improve aesthetics, often chosen by the patients option are locks made of transparent (plastics or sapphire) or colored materials, which makes the camera visually more attractive.

2. ANY GUARANTEE AND SELF-GUARANTEE TECHNOLOGY (DAMONA)

The non-standard technique is the next step in the development of orthodontics, which consists in closing the arc in the slit of the zipper using a special flap, and not tying it with an elastic band (ligature). The arch moves freely eliminating the friction, especially in the initial phase of treatment. For the patient, this means shorter time of wearing the camera, fewer control visits, and minimal pain. Hygiene is also easier because there are no flexible ligatures that make it difficult to remove accumulated sediment. We believe that orthodontic therapy should be as effective and efficient as possible and must give the patient great comfort of treatment.

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3. LINGIVE TECHNIQUE

The general principle of this technique is to place locks on the teeth from the tongue side (hence the lingual name), which makes the device completely invisible while retaining the advantages of the other fixed braces. Constant technological progress means that the current disadvantages of this system (including problems with correct pronunciation at the initial stage of treatment) are currently limited to the minimum.

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MOBILE APPLIANCES

1. "CLASSIC" MOBILE APPLIANCES

They consist of an acrylic part (so-called plates) and wire arches. Their advantage and at the same time the disadvantage is that the patient can take them out of the mouth (for example, to brush their teeth), but at this point they stop working. They have lower efficiency (and price), so we do not usually entrust them with too ambitious tasks. Used most often in the period of mixed dentition (7-10 years chewing) or after the end of treatment with a fixed apparatus (so-called retention) to consolidate the result of treatment.

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2. O-rings

This technique does not use traditional locks and wires and the forces necessary to move the teeth in the arch are transferred using transparent overlays, practically invisible to others. Each overlay (aligner) will be replaced every two weeks, so that your teeth gradually move to the right place – day by day and millimeter by millimeter. However, this technique requires a lot of discipline and not every defect can be treated in this way.

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AFTER ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Removal of the apparatus from the teeth is the end of the active phase of treatment followed by a retention treatment phase. This part of the therapy aims to maintain the achieved result of treatment and is equally important, and in some cases more important than the active phase, i.e. the period of wearing the apparatus correcting the defect. The agent used in this part of treatment is the so-called retainers, or retention devices.
Various orthodontic defects have a different tendency to relapse. After treatment, some retention is not required, others require retention throughout life! It is worth to talk with your orthodontist about retention before starting treatment. A small relapse is usually accepted by patients because the bite is still better than before the treatment, but if the patient does not accept such a condition or the relapse is greater, it is necessary to re-correct the treatment.