The typology of dental appliances to correct malposition
- Braces – traditional orthodontic appliances composed of a metallic or ceramic arch that is anchored on each tooth; in some situations, the option of anchoring them on the inner part of the teeth is also available.
- Other alternatives to the traditional orthodontic appliance are the personalized systems of orthodontic treatment (SureSmile), transparent and mobile appliances with progressive action, (Invisalign), etc.
- Night mouthtray – If there are no unusual inclinations or severe rotations of the teeth, there is an easier treatment option you might want to consider, based on wearing a mouth tray: this way you won’t have to wear brackets.
- Post-treatment dental appliances – after finishing the treatment with braces, it is recommended that you wore retention appliances, meant to maintain the effect of the treatment.
The efficacy of available treatments to correct dental malposition
You should see your doctor as soon as possible if you suspect orthodontic problems with your teeth: the sooner they are treated, the better the result. Your doctor can even guide the eruption of your permanent teeth into the optimal position.
To avoid trapping your permanent teeth into the jaw bone, your dentist can decide to extract your deciduous teeth if these are likely to affect the correct positioning of your permanent teeth. After the eruption of all your teeth is completed, the rest of necessary corrections can be done based on diverse orthodontic procedures and dental braces.
Correcting dental malposition can be done with good results with adult patients as well, as this anomaly is easier to treat even after your permanent teeth become mature, than any of the problems connected to malocclusion.
Assistance in wearing and maintaining dental appliances
Although the times of such treatments have been significantly reduced lately, the standard procedure of an orthodontic treatment takes more than a simple restorative treatment, as expected. This process implies the positive implication of the patient in the long run and regular and more often visits to the dentist in order to adjust the dental appliance.
Patients wearing dental appliances that don’t have the necessary experience need to come to know the appliance, to learn to adapt to the new hygienic needs and to food and behavior restrictions. Maintaining the appliance implies specific techniques that your doctor can explain to you in detail.
We are available at anytime to offer to our patients opinions and pertinent solutions with regard to correcting bad habits that can lead to orthodontic problems and, also, advice about oral hygiene of patients with orthodontic problems.
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