Orthodontic treatment not only improves the look of your smile but your health as well. Straight teeth are easier to clean and less likely to get tooth decay or injured.
Orthodontic treatment straightens your teeth and corrects the problems with the bite to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of your teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all your teeth*. Braces or other appliances are used to put gentle pressure on your teeth. Over a number of months or years this pressure can move your teeth into the right position.
Orthodontic treatments are performed by an orthodontist, who is a dentistry specialty that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. It may also address the modification of facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. (Wikipedia)
Our orthodontists in Istanbul have the specialized knowledge to consider all possibilities.
There are a lot of treatment options these days, from retainers to clear aligners to invisible, metal, ceramic and micro braces. They each have their uses.
Our orthodontists in Istanbul have the specialized knowledge to consider all possibilities., based on variables like your age, possible jaw imbalances, differences in the size of your teeth, and more.
Our experienced orthodontists know what to use and when to use it, and will work with you to make the best decision – for your best smile.
The types of orthodontic treatmen can be listed as follows:
Dental braces exist in different types and they comprise metal braces, clear braces, and
self-ligating braces, among others.
Braces are mainly used as orthodontic treatment, and unlike the past; they are modernized, and when worn, people aren’t likely to notice. Additionally, braces can either be fixed or removable. As an orthodontic treatment appliance, fixed braces are used to correct or guide the teeth into the absolute position.
Dental braces are used by orthodontists to correct the alignment and straightening of the teeth. Braces put pressure on the teeth, and move them in the desired direction.
While the majority get their braces when they are younger, adults can get braces too. Braces these days are hardly noticeable and offer excellent results in a short time. The types of braces can be classified into groups and this groups change according to the orthodontist’s approach.
Let’s see the main type of dental braces.
Also known as traditional braces are commonly used by kids for its affordability. They are metal brackets that are applied to your teeth, and the metal wire which is threaded on the brackets is meant to exert pressure on the teeth and finally move them.
Lingual braces are applied on the inner side of the teeth and work similarly to metal braces. Unlike metal braces that use small elastic bands to keep the metal wire in place and they aren’t visible from the outside unless patient opens his/her mouth. If you have an extreme orthodontic issue, it might not be an ideal treatment for you.
Self-ligating braces use a built-in system. Thus they are easier to clean and require fewer visits to the orthodontist. With this type of brace, the bracket and wire system is significantly functional. Concretely, they are widely used by the experts today; contrary to the conventional method. Besides, they are not as painful as other types.
Headgear is still used as an orthodontic treatment for some moderate-to-severe conditions, although it’s becoming rare. Orthodontic headgear works to correct malocclusion and teeth misalignment effectively in children, and is still in use.
Retainers are pieces of plastic or metal that are custom-made for each person and usually used during the final process of treatment; it can either be fixed or removable.
They’re made to match the shape of your mouth and the alignment of your teeth and no two retainers are the same. When incorporated, this treatment holds the teeth while the gum and bones are moved to a new spot. You can permanently straighten your teeth if you consistently wear a retainer for the better part of your lifetime.
There are two general kinds of retainers:
Here are some problems with your teeth that may require orthodontics:
Overbite – In this case, the upper front teeth appear to stick out over the lower teeth.
Underbite – Here, the lower teeth may appear too far forward, while the upper teeth are set too far back.
Crossbite – You know you have a crossbite when your upper teeth fit behind your lower teeth when your mouth is closed.
Open bite – Some people have a vertical gap between the front lower and upper teeth when biting down. This is called an open bite.
Misplaced midline – Here, the center of your upper and lower front teeth don’t line up.
Spacing – In this case, your teeth don’t seem to fill up your mouth. There appear to be random gaps or spaces between teeth.
Crowding – This is what happens when the dental ridge in your mouth doesn’t have room for all your teeth.
However, only your orthodontist can correctly determine which orthodontic treatment is right for you.
Using diagnostic tools such as clinical exams, plastic models of your teeth, and X-rays, your orthodontist will develop a treatment plan that works for you and your teeth.
Rarely though, tooth removal may be necessary at some point. It’s typically done to enhance and correct the placement of the subsequent tooth/teeth.
The best time is generally during childhood, but adults can have orthodontic treatment too – and more and more are doing so. Age is less important than having the right number of teeth. In children it may be necessary to wait for enough teeth to come through before starting treatment.
Veneers can correct crooked and uneven teeth immediately once you step out of the clinic.
Professional teeth whitening can be a correct treatment to have a beautiful smile.
The crown or bridge is made of porcelain, the state of the art dental material in the 21st century.
Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces tooth roots with titanium, screwlike posts.
We are able to correct the patient’s dental discrepancies and improve facial aesthetics in Istanbul.
If you are not happy with the way your teeth look or work, orthodontic treatment may help.
Don’t be afraid to ask simple questions about the types of whitening treatment available, what results you can expect and how long they are likely to last.
You may also want to ask whether there are any risks involved – for example, increasing the sensitivity of your teeth.
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