Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of perplexities in the lower-upper jaw or teeth of the individual.
Our smiles are the most important part of us that identifies with ourselves. If we want to make an impact with our smiles, our teeth must be well positioned. Teeth that are located in a crooked structure cause early tooth loss along with gum problems. Even if the teeth in the crooked structure are subject to regular brushing, they cause decay caused by food residues as their intermediate parts cannot be reached.
Orthodontic treatment becomes important at this point. Inappropriately positioned teeth through orthodontics are treated in all age groups. There are many reasons behind tooth crowding. However, if skeletal problems lie at the root of the problem, orthodontic treatment performed at an early age will bring the individual to the desired result. Orthodontic observation should be made when children turn 10 years old. This age period is the period when all the permanent teeth in the children's mouth come out. In order to prevent some problems, orthodontic examination at an early age is important.
Orthodontic treatment can be applied in the highest quality not only in children or young people, but also in adults. The most effective treatment methods can be developed for the individual examined by the orthodontist.
Remember; Although hereditary conditions are effective in the origin of orthodontic disorders, environmental factors should not be overlooked. We should not overlook concepts such as eating habits.
When we get down to the basis of orthodontic disorders; We can see problems such as finger sucking habits, mouth breathing, long-term use of bottle-pacifiers.
Orthodontic treatment is a treatment process that requires extreme care and discipline from the beginning to the last stage.
Fixed Orthodontic Treatment
Fixed orthodontic treatment is a form of treatment performed with a small force support called “bracket” on the teeth. Brackets fixed by your orthodontist cannot be removed by the patient. Brackets used in orthodontic treatment are divided into metal and ceramic (porcelain). Both types can be used in children and adults.
After the brackets are fixed by sticking on the teeth, they are connected to each other by means of "arch wire". "Shape memory" archwires, consisting of a combination of Titanium + nickel, produced with advanced details of technology, try to bring the teeth into the intended shape. After the braces are fixed by applying the brackets to the teeth, the teeth are enabled to move. Along with the application of the procedure, it is possible to have sensations such as compression, numbness, pressure in the teeth during the 3-day period. With the symptoms you feel, your teeth have started to play. In the first days of the procedure, mild irritations may occur on the cheeks and lips. You should not be afraid, the texture of your mouth will adapt to the brackets and wires in a short time.
Removable Appliances in Orthodontic Treatment
Removable appliances consist of acrylic palate and wires that provide holding in the mouth. It is one of the preferred methods in the process of widening narrow jaws in children, in simple dental treatments, and for reinforcement after treatment.
Functional Appliances in Orthodontic Treatment
They are special appliances that patients can easily put on and take off before puberty in order to correct the deteriorated structures of the lower and upper jaws, which we know as skeletal problems.
Orthognathic Surgery (Orthodontic Surgery)
Surgical arrangements can be performed in support of orthodontic treatment in patients who cannot be corrected with orthodontic or orthopedic treatment. Defects in the face and jaw can be congenital. Apart from this, it can also occur in cases such as illness or accident. Experienced incompatibilities can lead to aesthetic, functional and psychological problems in people. With the development of technology, plastic surgery applications can prevent disorders in the best way.
Orthognathic Surgery, known as corrective jaw surgery, treats the abnormalities that appear in the facial bones, especially in the jaw and teeth. The abnormalities experienced cause difficulties in routine activities such as chewing, speaking and sleeping. Orthognathic surgery improves the appearance of the facial profile by correcting the problems with the support of orthodontic treatment.
Thanks to digital imaging technology, we can clearly see the aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery along with functionality. Computer-assisted therapy provides convenience. It minimizes the effects of orthodontic treatment planning, processing, healing and surgery. Miniature screws and titanium plates provide predictability to your treatment with continuity and durability support. Direction