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Orthodontics with Lusovita

Orthodontics is the dental specialty that focuses on the correction of abnormal teeth and the lack of alignment between jaws. Before, orthodontists could only correct the visible front teeth, but thanks to advances in technology, problems with contact between the teeth and other jaw-related issues can be solved as well. Nowdays, orthodontic experts can even correct the position of the jawbone, as well as congenital anomalies such as cleft lips or cleft palates.

Orthodontists receive training above of normal dentists. In general, dentists wishing to become orthodontists must specialise in the field for 4 to 6 years after becoming a dentist and are required to submit a thesis and an exam before becoming certified.

Dentists can provide general information as to whether orthodontic treatment is required, but only an orthodontist can provide detailed information regarding the treatment, duration and cost. Orthodontists can also tell you whether you will require orthodontic treatment, as its type and duration, following with a comprehensive consultation, a dental examination that includes X-rays and the creation of a jaw model, and an inspection of your medical and dental history.

If you are affected by one of the following, you may require orthodontic treatment:

  • Overbite: The upper front teeth come down in front of the lower front teeth.

  • Underbite: The upper front teeth come down behind the lower front teeth.

  • Crossbite: Some of the lower or upper front teeth fail to align when the patient closes his mouth.

  • Overjet: A sort of overbite which sometimes the patient can't close his mouth.

  • Openbite: The lower and upper front teeth fail to make contact when the patient closes his mouth.

  • Gaps: Gaps between teeth due to extractions or due to natural reasons.

  • Crooked teeth: Teeth that become crooked due to an excess of teeth in the jaw.

  • Harmful habits: Bad habits such as thumb-sucking, bad swallowing, tongue-pushing and nail-eating that can affect the development of teeth and the jaw.

Brackets

 

Commonly known as braces, brackets refer to an attachment that is secured to a tooth to hold an archwire. the most common are porcelain brackets.

Metal Brackets

 

Metal brackets can be coloured using small pieces of rubber that can be removed if the patient desires.

Metal Brackets

 

Metal brackets can be coloured using small pieces of rubber that can be removed if the patient desires.

Fixed Applications Includes:

Special Fixed Applications:

Apparatuses to help break the habit of thumb sucking. They are affixed to the teeth using tape, these devices are often installed as a final option as they can cause discomfort during eating.

Removable Apparatuses:

Aligners (Treatment without Brackets):

An alternative to fixed treatments with brackets for adults. Aligners are used by many orthodontists to align the teeth as they don't require brackets nor dentures. Aligners are usually transparent and are removed before users eat or brush their teeth. Though popular among patients due to their ease of use, aligners might not be effective for severe orthodontic problems.

Removable Space Maintainers:

 

Working the same way as fixed space maintainers, removable space maintainers have an acrylic base that fits the jaw and fills the space between specific teeth with plastic or wires.

Splints:

 

Splits are affixed to the jaw to help it close in a better position. Splints can also be used to rectify temporomandibular joint disorder.

Lip and Cheek Bumpers:

 

Bumpers push the teeth back to prevent lips and cheeks from coming between the teeth.

Jaw Expanders:

 

Made of a particular acrylic and fitted to the palate, jaw expanders work to expand both the upper or lower jaw. Due to the force applied by the screws of the apparatus, the jaw bones below the teeth and palate can grow and expand.

Removable Reinforcements:

 

Removable reinforcements maintain the position of the teeth and prevent them from reverting to their previous position after the treatment is completed.

Headgear:

 

Headgear is usually attached to the upper molar teeth with tape and a metal wire that is placed behind the head. This helps to slow down the development of the upper jaw and enables that the front teeth move backwards while keeping the back teeth in position. They are generally worn in the evening or at night.

Which/When the Treatment is Applied?

 

People of all ages can benefit from dental treatment if they only suffer from teeth problems, as opposed to larger issues related to jaw alignment. Jaw-related problems are best treated during the development phase. Orthodontists can determine the stage of a patient’s growth since a patient’s bone age and chronological age do not always correspond with each other. Even in the event that active growth and development have finished in a patient, severe jaw-skeletal problems can be treated by a combination of orthodontic and surgical treatment known as orognathic surgery.

Goals of Orthodontic Treatment

To ensure good chewing, speaking and breathing and to provide patients with the best-looking teeth, jaw and face possible

The Next Step

 

The next step is to arrange a private consultation with Lusovita. You can get a quote by filling a form on our website. We would be happy to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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