Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that is dedicated to the prevention and correction of the positions of the teeth and jaws.
All children should have their first orthodontic consultation with your dentist, around 6-7 years of age, after the eruption of the first teeth, to assess the need for treatment.
• Aesthetic Improvement of the face and smile, with the consequent increase of self-esteem and social inclusion.
• Correct alignment of teeth, making possible a better dental hygiene and reduction of the risk of tooth decay and gum problems.
• Good masticatory function, joint and muscular JAWS with benefits in terms of health and general well-being.
The causes of orthodontic problems can be hereditary (family, e.g. jaw or teeth protrude from the father or the mother), environmental (habits of thumb-sucking, breathing through the mouth, early loss of baby teeth) or a combination of the two.
24 months on average, which can however vary depending on the type of existing deformation and the difficulty of the treatment to be carried out.
Yes. Anyone with orthodontic problems, can benefit from orthodontic treatment in adulthood.
The devices can cause some discomfort, especially in the early hours after being placed or adjusted. However this discomfort disappears quickly.
Fixed appliances promote plaque retention, during treatment. For this reason, the teeth should be brushed after every meal (including snacks), using a fluoridated paste and a brush orthodontics.
Currently, there is a wide variety of fixed and removable devices especially designed to move the teeth and the jaw to the desired positions.
Through light forces exerted by apparatus on the teeth, which promote the transformation of the bone that surrounds them.
Yes. However, in the case of physical contact sports (e.g.. Rugby, handball, judo, etc.), individual protection should be used to prevent soft tissue injuries.
Just as in medicine there are experts (pediatricians, cardiologists, etc..), in dentistry there are also specialists in orthodontics, that have increased skills to perform this type of treatment. However the Orthodontics is part of the professional skills of any dentist.