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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics can be defined as a specialized field of dentistry that aims to correct misplaced teeth and jaws. General dentistry procedures mainly focus on tooth decay and misalignment. Orthodontics, on the other hand, targets problems such as misalignment of the jaw and crooked teeth and supports the achievement of a healthy tooth structure. However, orthodontics is not only concerned with providing straight and beautiful teeth and smiles. Various orthodontic problems that cause tooth decay and tooth loss are also within the scope of orthodontics. In this way, patients can have healthy teeth and gums.

Orthodontics helps to correct problems with how teeth and jaws are aligned and undertakes the diagnosis and treatment of misaligned teeth and jaws.

what should be considered after orthodontic treatment

What should be considered after orthodontic treatment?

  • After the start of orthodontic treatment, the patient should avoid the consumption of hard nuts; he/she should also be careful not to bite hard fruits such as apples and pears.
  • Sticky drinks such as caramel chocolate, jelly beans, Turkish delight and chewing gum should be avoided.
  • The mouth area should be protected against possible hard impacts from outside.
  • Transparent aligners given after treatment should be used regularly.
  • Transparent aligners should be cleaned every day.
  • Teeth should be brushed twice a day, including the back surfaces, to prevent plaque accumulation around the fixed wires placed on the back surfaces of the teeth.

Which Problems Does Orthodontic Treatment Cover?

Orthodontics treats malocclusion, incorrect tooth and jaw positions. The diseases that orthodontics deals with include crooked, crowded and protruding teeth and biting difficulties. As a result of the application of orthodontic treatment designed to suit the needs of the patient, patients can achieve a beautiful smile, long-term health and comfort that will increase their self-confidence.

Orthodontic problems can affect both children and adults. Even those who wore braces in their youth can experience orthodontic problems. This is because teeth are mobile and continue to move very slowly in response to normal biting and chewing forces. However, if young children develop bad habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting, the teeth can be pushed out of their proper alignment. This and various other orthodontic problems are usually seen around the age of 7 when the permanent teeth begin to erupt.

The way the teeth come together and align is called "occlusion". Under normal circumstances, when the upper jaw is closed, the upper teeth should rest on the lower teeth and the upper surfaces of the molars should be aligned. This may not happen for various reasons and dental malocclusion can cause serious oral health complications. Orthodontic treatment may be considered at this stage.

Who Can Receive Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that deals with malocclusions in which the proper biting function cannot be performed due to misalignment of the teeth. Within the scope of orthodontics, treatments can be performed to improve both oral health and cosmetic appearance. People with curvature, distortion and structural disorders in the teeth and mouth structure are considered to be suitable candidates for orthodontic treatment.

Is There an Age Limit for Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can be applied to patients of all age groups, in other words, orthodontic treatment has no age limit. Because it is possible to move healthy teeth in the mouth of patients at any age. However, orthodontic treatment can also be used to help prosthesis applications in adults.

In case of orthodontic treatment, the problem and the suitability of the treatment are evaluated for each patient. The treatment plan is determined according to factors such as the patient's age, lifestyle habits, type and degree of the problem to be treated.


How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

Orthodontic treatment is completed within an average period of 6 months to 2 years. This period may vary depending on patient-specific needs, the scope of the treatment to be applied, the patient's oral and dental structure and the duration of response to the treatment.

What is the Orthodontic Treatment Process?

Orthodontic treatment can be applied to patients with crowding, crowding, separation or jaw problems. In this context, it can be applied to people who feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their teeth. When your milk teeth fall out, permanent teeth begin to erupt. It is extremely important to have the permanent teeth checked regularly and to apply treatment to the detected orthodontic problems. Within the scope of orthodontic treatment; metal and transparent braces, intraoral and extraoral appliances, aligners and surgical interventions may be used.

Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment are first subjected to a detailed examination and different tests are applied. After the examination performed by the dentist, facial and dental photographs of the patient are taken with the help of cephalometric and panoramic radiographs, and the diagnosis is made. The patient is informed about the braces treatment to be applied. In addition, the wires and treatment methods to be used within the scope of treatment are explained. Bracket and plate design is made. A personalized treatment plan is determined by evaluating intraoral photographs and films.

After the treatment plan is determined, if there are treatments such as filling, tooth extraction, implant treatment and scaling, which are needed for the patient to achieve ideal oral health, these are applied first. If there is gum disease, this should also be treated.

The choice of braces is made in accordance with the patient's mouth and dentition. When braces are first worn, it is usual to experience an adjustment period for 3 to 4 days. After this period, the mouth and teeth get used to the braces. In addition, it is possible to get fast and effective results from orthodontic treatment if the right braces are treated specifically for the patient.

After the braces and brackets are selected, an appliance called "retractor" is attached to the edge of the patient's lips. In this way, the inside of the mouth is expanded and the procedure begins. While the patient is being braced, the dentist can easily see the teeth in the anterior and posterior regions thanks to the retractor. The teeth must be dry when the braces are placed. After the teeth are acidified and dried, it is possible to apply the brackets by two methods. These methods are traditional and bonding methods.

In traditional orthodontic treatment, brackets are placed one by one on the teeth using a special adhesive. After the brackets are radiation hardened, the surrounding area is cleaned and a wire called "archwire" is passed through the brackets. If necessary, the brackets are fixed using a tire.

Bonding method is a method that has been frequently used in recent years. In this method, measurements are taken from the patient's mouth and a tooth model is prepared. Brackets are glued on this model. Then they are transferred onto the teeth and hardened with radiation. One of the most important features of the bonding method is the reduction in the time the patient spends in the dentist's chair.

Braces treatment is an effective process that helps to position the teeth properly. However, it is also extremely important to maintain the permanence of the results provided by orthodontic treatment. For this, after the active treatment is completed, reinforcement treatment is applied and the patient's teeth are prevented from returning to their old position.

Within the scope of reinforcement treatment, it may be preferred to use fixed or removable appliances. The removable appliance applied to the upper jaw is called "Hawley". "Essix", on the other hand, is a removable appliance that cannot be easily recognized. Fixed reinforcement appliances are generally used to prevent the movement of the teeth after the braces are removed by adhering to the tongue-facing levels of the teeth in the lower anterior region.

Orthodontic Treatment Prices

Orthodontic treatment prices may vary depending on factors such as the degree of difficulty of the treatment and how crooked the person's teeth are. Although some disorders are considered minor by the patient, it may take a long time to correct them because they are actually skeletal. For this reason, orthodontic treatment prices may vary according to the scope of the patient-specific treatment.

Last Updated: Jun 16th, 2024
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