Assuming that teeth are correctly aligned, may the jaw extending forwards or backwards still cause problems?
While teeth which are well-aligned against each other may satisfy a patient, it is still preferred to timely conduct a treatment since they do not align with their counterparts in the other jaw.
Are dental braces the only orthodontic treatment or are there other alternatives?
In the process of correcting one’s teeth we usually use dental braces but with the technological development solutions, until recently used for esthetic purposes such as braces placed on the back of one’s teeth, transparent brackets, porcelain brackets have started to be used in orthodontic treatments. Also Invisalign treatment that involves wearing a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners is one of the best esthetic choice for adult orthodontics.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is at the forefront of cosmetic orthodntic technology. Unlike the more traditional braces or appliances, Invisalign is a virtually invisible method of straightening your croked teeth. You will be fitted with removable aligners that have been specifically manufactured to fit your teeth.
What problems will a person with crooked teeth who do not undergo an orthodontic treatment experience?
An aesthetic smile increases one’s self-confidence and the healthiest way to achieve it is orthodontics. The presence of crooked teeth means that there are areas between teeth which are hard to clean. Places hard to clean are prone to develop cavities. As a result, orthodontic treatment is conducted not only to achieve esthetic results, but also to protect the patient’s health.
What are preparations necessary to be conducted in one’s mouth before the orthodontic treatment?
Dealing with all dental caries and conducting all root canal treatments before the orthodontic treatment is, essential. After the start of the orthodontic treatment, professional tartar removal conducted by a doctor in regular intervals, together with special mouth care necessary to be conducted by the patient will have an impact on one’s protection against the appearance of new tooth decay and gum problems.
How should dental care be conducted throughout the process of orthodontic treatment?
Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment should not only brush their teeth three times a day with an orthodontic toothbrush but also use an interdental brush to clean spaces between brackets. Mouthwashes may also be used to support this care.
What should be done to prevent the braces from falling during the orthodontic treatment?
What is the harm caused by falling braces?
Teeth move with forces impacting them. The fall of braces means that such a force is no longer inflicted on teeth and as a result, the treatment stops. Falling braces should be reattached as soon as possible.
Can overbite or underbite caused by thumb sucking be corrected?
The most important is to remove this factor – in time make the child stop thumb sucking. If the thumb sucking is left before the age of 6, the teeth are expected to return to their place. If they will not come back totally, an orthodontic treatment may be conducted after reaching 12 years.
Can an impacted canine be brought to its place?
Impacted canines may be brought to their place depending on their position revealed by Roentgen and the situation in the jaw. In order to determine their position, a panoramic roentgen or 3D tomography (CBCT) are conducted.
Are forward/ backwards extending jaws and crooked teeth caused by genetics?
If a child takes from one parent the genes responsible for large teeth and from the other the genes responsible for a small jaw, the effect will be crooked teeth in the future. However, such a problem occurring in one of the parents does not mean that the child will surely have crooked teeth.
What may happen if we don’t use the removable appliances given after the orthodontic treatment?
Removable appliances ensure that your teeth will assume their final form. If they are not used, teeth may start disaligning again and the next treatment with dental braces may be required.
Are there any other systems providing a stabilisation of newly realigned teeth after the orthodontic treatment other than removable braces?
There are permanent wires called “ Lingual retainer” which are attached to the back of one’s teeth. However, they are not suitable for every patient. The doctor will choose a method according to the particular case.