Why orthodontic treatment?• By the orthodontic we modify the harmony between the teeth and jaws also we can modify the way the teeth bite together and the face appearance completely
• Increases tooth cleaning effectiveness
• Helps us to create a beautiful smile
• Improves the effectiveness of chewing
• Decreases the appearance of problems in the periodontal
With the rapid development of the science of orthodontics it has become possible to apply orthodontic treatment for different ages. With the beginning of the permanent teeth of children at the age of 6-7 years, the children teeth examination should be performed by a doctor who specializes in orthodontics.
In the growth phase , the orthodontic treatment can be more useful and easier than the other life phases.
Orthodontic treatment at a young ageThe best time of the orthodontic treatment is generally during childhood, This is due to the problem of orthodontic evaluation and through repeated examination appropriate treatment can be provided.
Also it may be necessary to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment in the appropriate time.
For this purpose, effective treatment of structural dysfunction of the jaws is effective at the child's developmental stage Specifically, developing malocclusions, or bad bites, can be recognized early , and at that time steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age.
Doing orthodontic treatments during childhood provides excellent results, often allowing the doctor to avoid removal of permanent teeth and jaw surgery.
What is the benefits to have orthodontic treatment at a young age?A better prognosis for how the permanent teeth will develop.
The ability to improve your child’s appearance
The ability to correct any habits that may be the cause of development problems, such as thumb sucking or tongue pushing
The ability to guide the growth of the jaw to accommodate emerging teeth
Creating a more pleasing and functional arrangement of teeth, lips and face.
When is it important to have orthodontic treatment at a young age?• In the case of early or late temporary teeth fall
• If the child has a bad habit like sucking his/her finger
• Tongue pushing
• Open bite (space between top and bottom teeth when mouth is closed)
• Difficulty chewing or biting food
• Too little or too much of the teeth showing
• If the child is breathing from his mouth
• Have upper front teeth that stick out and look unsightly.
Procedures for orthodontic treatmentWhen a person is referred to an orthodontist, they first undergo a consultation that involves an initial examination, discussion of dental history and review of X-rays of their teeth and mouth.
This helps the orthodontist determine whether the condition is serious enough to require dental braces and, if so, what the most appropriate treatment is, and how long it will take. Sometimes, an orthodontist may feel that another treatment option will not only correct the problem, but fit the person's needs much better.
Patient will usually have his orthodontic device on from 12 to 30 months , The actual time depends on the complexity of treatment.
The period between the review sessions is usually from 4-6 weeks and in the cases of the closed system, the period become 6-8 weeks.
After the teeth have moved to the favourable positions,a retainer is used to hold and stabilize the teeth in these positions.
The kinds of the orthodontic braces
Metal bracesMetal braces are the most widespread and used because of their hardness and non possibility to be rusted , elastic bands are attached to a fixed brace to help moving the teeth , we usually use the colored elastic bands for kids.
Esthetic braces are made by ceramic and a common alternative to metal braces because of their invisibility . Ceramic braces were introduced back in the 1980s when the idea for less visible braces came about.
They are less noticeable and often used on older adolescents and teenagers, who might be more concerned with the way braces affect them cosmetically.
They necessitate more time caring for oral hygiene, because ceramic braces are larger and more fragile than metal braces. Ceramic braces are more expensive than metal braces.
Lingual bracesLingual braces are perfect for teens and adults who want to improve their smile without sacrificing aesthetics. Lingual braces are completely hidden behind the teeth and, unlike metal braces , are not visible from the front.
Invisalign clear orthodonticThe invisalign orthodontic is almost invisible , clear and it's also removable so you can remove it from your mouth when you want to eat and drink , it's only fit with your teeth that's why you need some steps to have your own invisalign aligner trays
A set of x-rays and teeth impressions will be taken. These x-rays and impressions will be sent to a lab where the Invisalign aligner trays will be made using a 3D computer projection of how your teeth could move with the help of aligners. The result of that projection is the basis for creating your custom-made aligners. you’ll wear each aligner for about two weeks. Invisalign trays are removable, and should be removed for eating and brushing your teeth, but wearing them consistently is vital to treatment success.
The average age for applying this treatment is 13-14 years
Considered as limited treatment because it does not work for serious dental problems
The use of lasers in the orthodontic treatment can take place before, during, or after orthodontic treatment. It is gingival contouring (reshaping) to improve the esthetic appearance of the anterior teeth. It is not uncommon for the level of the gums overlying previously crooked teeth to be uneven after alignment. An orthodontist can quickly improve the appearance of your smile by using his laser to even out the height of your gums and reshape the gingival contours.
Laser in orthodontic treatment
Especially after the first session for Medicadent dental clinic the laser treatment can help you recovering quickly , it is also help you get used of your orthodontic treatment as soon as possible.