Orthodontics with the diagnosis and treatment of dental irregularities. Improper appearance and perplexity of the teeth are seen in both adults and children. Teeth perplexity may be due to genetic or environmental factors. Untreated perplexity may lead to psychological problems, aesthetic concerns, dental and gum problems and speech problems in adulthood. Orthodontic treatment helps keep teeth healthy for a lifetime, while providing a healthier mouth and a more pleasing appearance.
What are the advantages of orthodontic treatment?
- Proper placement of the teeth on the jaw bone eliminates joint, head and neck pain caused by closing disorders.
- Clenched and perplexed teeth are difficult to clean. Orthodontic treatment facilitates cleaning of the teeth.
- Perplexed teeth can cause speech disorders such as pelting. Orthodontic treatment solves speech disorders.
- Contributes to facial aesthetics. This eliminates psychological problems caused by aesthetic anxiety. The self-confidence increases.
- Perpendicular teeth make it difficult to chew and grind food. This can lead to stomach diseases such as reflux. Chewing function is also improved with orthodontic treatment.
- Perplexity makes teeth more vulnerable to breakage. Corrected teeth with orthodontic treatment are more resistant to cracking and fracture.
Who can be treated with orthodontics?
Adults or children, teeth with distortions, finger-sucking, pacifier or bottle-feeding children, jaw deformity, lower and upper jaw closure problems, is a treatment method for anyone with space between the teeth.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
The duration of orthodontic treatment may vary from 6 months to 3 years. The duration of treatment varies according to the condition of each patient. After treatment, reinforcement is applied to prevent the teeth from returning to their previous positions.
Orthodontic treatment process
The first step of orthodontic treatment is examination. The orthodontist examines the mouth in detail and informs the patient about his condition. It gives detailed information about which treatments can be applied, duration of treatment and what should be expected from the treatment.
In preparation stage, the teeth are prepared for the treatments to be applied. At this stage, procedures such as tooth cleaning and caries control are performed. If there are teeth that need to be extracted, they are extracted at this stage.
At the planning stage, the orthodontist creates a treatment plan with measurement and analysis. A joint decision is made with the patient to determine which treatment will be applied.