Proper tooth alignment is much more than just aesthetics and orthodontics is not just for children. Orthodontic treatment at Dente is comprehensively focused on both aesthetics and the function of the bite, and the ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of our patients.
Early orthodontic treatment
To encourage proper eruption and arrangement of permanent teeth, we may recommend wearing a removable orthodontic appliance like myofunctional one or a lingual plate. Sometimes with early detection and treatment, braces may not even be needed at a later stage. Proper alignment of the first permanent teeth can help to properly align the remaining teeth when they erupt.
First visit to the orthodontist
Perhaps the best time for a child to visit an orthodontist is between 7 and 9 years of age. At this early age, enough permanent teeth have erupted to detect common bite problems. Such an early first phase of treatment aims to allow proper biting and chewing, to correct bad habits and to prevent the occurrence of a more serious subsequent problem.
Braces straighten teeth with the help of brackets, firmly attached to the teeth by a special dental material and move the them slowly in the direction of perfect alignment. We offer both metal and clear (ceramic) braces, and will gladly help you choose the right option for you.
Clear or invisible dental aligners straighten your teeth by wearing a series of transparent braces. They are discreet, light and comfortable. They can be removed and make maintaining oral hygiene extremely easy. Made of medical grade plastic material, they are designed to fit perfectly in your mouth.
Depending on your case, a certain number of aligners are made, each of which moves the teeth slowly until the perfect alignment is reached.
Length of treatment with dental aligners
It is recommended that the aligners be worn for at least 20 hours a day to achieve the desired results. The duration of treatment with clear aligners depends on the complexity of the case. Usually, treatment with aligners can last from only 3 months to 48 months.
Maintenance after orthodontics
Maintaining the result is an important part of orthodontic treatment. In this sense, it often lasts long after the appliance is removed. Tissues have memory, and there is a natural tendency to medialize (gather forward) teeth. How to avoid it? We must be just as responsible for our long term maintenance as we were for the treatment itself. Orthodontic check-ups and retainer maintenance (removable or not) are key to long-term results.
Why start with orthodontic treatment?
Many patients seeking cosmetic treatment do not realize how many options there are for adults who want to straighten their teeth. Orthodontics does that in a minimally invasive manner.
We offer transparent, invisible orthodontic appliances so no one will know you are wearing them, as well as fast and effective braces. Our range of orthodontic treatments will not interfere with your lifestyle.