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ORTHODONTICS

Orthodontic treatment will give you a long lasting fabulous smile. Braces are one of the things you can do for you or for your kids to ensure that the teeth are kept healthy for life.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the specialty of Dentistry that is concerned with the displacement of the teeth in their arch and the growth modification and control of the jaws into their normal relationship. Orthodontic treatment can focus on improving oral function and health as well as the aesthetic appearance of the face.

Ideal age?

Even though most people think that the best timing for an orthodontic treatment is around puberty, when having a full permanent dentition, an orthodontist can diagnose and prevent any jaw growth problems and abnormal tooth eruption from the age of 7.It is possible that there would be no need for an immediate orthodontic treatment during the first check-up. It is very frequent though that the early intervention of an orthodontist can correct problems and prevent any deterioration.

Adults and orthodontic treatment

Many adults seek orthodontic treatment these days due to the increasing social and working demands as well as their need for a better quality of life. Modern orthodontic appliances can satisfy their aesthetic needs:

  • Ceramic, porcelain, sapphire braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Clear Aligners (Invisalign)

Orthodontic treatment in cooperation with a Periodontoligist can help the treatment of some cases with a periodontal disease. Aesthetic and functional prosthetic restorations can be more easily designed by the dentist after an orthodontic intervention.

It is never too late for an adult to solve any orthodontic problem. Very often the orthodontist has to cooperate with other dental or medical specialties (periodontist, endodontist, prosthodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, otolaryngologist, plastic surgeon etc.).It is possible that a full mouth orthodontic treatment will not be necessary and a sectional and short time treatment will help for any further periodontal or prosthetic treatment.

Signs of Orthodontic problems

If the parents notice any of the following signs, the child should have an orthodontic consultation:

  • Thump/ lip/ tongue sucking
  • Any asymmetry of the teeth and the face
  • Mouth breathing
  • Teeth or jaws not in coordination
  • Crowded teeth
  • Spacing between the teeth
  • Over-retained primary (milky) teeth or premature loss of teeth due to caries or trauma
  • Clenching or grinding of teeth, sound during opening or closing of the mouth, difficulty during mastication or speech

Harmful habits

Very frequent children develop habits that have detrimental effects on the development of the teeth and the jaws. Oral breathing (related to tonsils, adenoids), asthma (allergies), thump sucking, clenching or grinding of the teeth, tongue thrust, lip/nail/pen biting are some of these habits.

Thumb sucking

Although thumb sucking is a normal habit for babies, it causes serious orthodontic problems if it continues long after the eruption of permanent teeth. Protrusion and displacement of front teeth are usual results of thumb sucking. Prolonged thumb sucking can create crowded, crooked teeth, or bite problems. The child may also develop speech problems or problems with swallowing properly. Small problems can self-correct after the early discontinuation of the habit. If thumb sucking continues after the age of 4, the orthodontist is able to apply psychological support or some orthodontic means to help the child stop the habit. Both child's and parents' cooperation is considered very important.

Orthodontic problems

Orthodontic problems are divided into three categories:

  1. Dental problems: Are the ones related to the position of the teeth in their arch.Dentoalveolar problems: Are related to the alveolar bone supporting the teeth. The correction for these problems takes more time and usually is better to be treated at an earlier age.
  2. Skeletal problems: Are related to the position or size of the jaws. Treatment of skeletal problems is done during the early adolescence. Adult patients with skeletal problems are often treated with the cooperation of the orthodontist with the oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the plastic surgeon.

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