Orthodontics treats the problems of malocclusion and malposition (improper bites and improper positioning of the teeth)…
What is Orthodontics? Orthodontics treats the problems of malocclusion and malposition (improper bites and improper positioning of the teeth). Most of the cases treated by the orthodontists are tooth crowding, but other problems may occur: the teeth may “turn” against their normal axis, teeth which are too forward or too far back compared to the normal position on the dental arcade, etc.
The Orthodontic treatment is mainly focused to improve the general appearance of the patient’s face, to ensure the health of teeth and gums, as well as to ensure a proper functioning of the masticatory apparatus.
The necessity of wearing an orthodontic device is usually noted by the general stomatologist and due to this reason he would recommend an appointment with an orthodontic specialist. You may also notice the dental problems you experience for yourself and then seek the help of an orthodontist.
The duration of the treatment
Starting the orthodontic treatment involves hiring a responsibility from the orthodontist but also from the patient and his family. It is known that the results do not appear over night, but in months, and the end of the treatment and the removal of the device (that the patient considers a happy event) shall be performed only after two or three years of treatment.
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Stages of treatment
The active stage: the fixed or mobile device is placed and will be activated at each check-up determining the teeth movement. The fixed device shall be kept on the whole duration of the active treatment, and the mobile device may be removed during meals or for cleaning. It might last from one year up to a maximum of three years.
The retention stage:uses various means of maintaining the teeth in the new position and preserving the obtained result. For example, a ‘retainer’- which is a very thin wire, is attached to the non visible faces of incisors and canines.
Depending on the size of the teeth displacements, this is maintained for at least six months.