Orthodontics

Orthodontics 2017-05-10T17:45:51+03:00

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that occupies with diagnosis, prevention and alignment of malpositioned teeth and jaws

● The appropriate age for a child to start orthodontic treatment is about 8 years old

● Primarily orthodontic treatment today is treated constantly with fixed appliances . (braces and wires) that are placed in the external side of all teeth. Modern braces are small and discreet. At the same time, there are ceramic braces (aesthetic) braces, like lingual (internal) braces. The most recent method of orthodontic treatment is with transparent mouthguards (aligners)

● The monitoring period during orthodontic treatment may starts from 8 and completed at 15 years old, but the active time of orthodontic treatment, usually, is not more than 2½ years. With new methods of treatment, the active treatment time can be reduced to 10-12 months

● As long as there are healthy gums and teeth, there is possibility of their movement for orthodontic reasons regardless age, for example in adults

● During orthodontic therapy, the patient needs to avoid chewing:nuts, kernels, candys, ice cubes and in general everything hard

See the video with the methods of orthodontic treatment:

Τύποι ορθοδοντικών αγκυλίων που χρησιμοποιούνται :

Ενώ πολλοί ορθοδοντικοί εξακολουθούν να βασίζονται στα παραδοσιακά μεταλλικά σιδεράκια (αγκύλια) για να ισιώσουν τα δόντια,
τώρα πια υπάρχει μια ποικιλία από σιδεράκια που έχουν σχεδιαστεί με γνώμονα την άνεσή και την αισθητική των ασθενών
Ο τύπος των αγκίστρων που θα χρειαστείτε, εξαρτάται από το είδος και τη σοβαρότητα των ανωμαλιών σύγκλεισης σας,
καθώς και τις προσωπικές σας ανάγκες

Removable braces

Removable braces: used for simple problems in younger patients (under 11 years) or as a complementary part of the treatment plan on the fixed braces (palatal expansion devices, guards, removable space maintenance devices, aligners, etc.)

Functional appliance

Twin Block is one kind of functional appliance that is used for movement of the teeth protruded, specially in children

Usually, it is about removable appliances and often follows orthodontic treatment with fixed braces

Fixed braces

 Fixed braces can not remove from the patient, but only from orthodontist

There are some types:

Metal braces

Metal braces : they made of stainless steel and are placed in front of the teeth, There are colored braces too, which used especially for children

Porcelain dental braces
(aesthetic- clear braces)

Are made of glass, are aesthetic, preferable from adults.. Are more expensive from classical metal braces but the same hard to strength with the metal, irritate the gums less than the metal braces

Golden braces

They made of stainless steel and covered with gold and are placed in front of the teeth

Mini braces

Are 30% smaller than classical metal braces but the same strength

Invisalign

Are appliances made from clear plastic

Invisalign are one of them and are indicated in many cases, in some types of orthodontic movement

Visible results 6 months- 1 year

Lingual braces

Same with traditional braces, the lingual braces are placed in the internal surface of the teeth, so to not be visible

Video process

Cases of Orthodontics