ORTHODONTICS

Orthodontics is that specialty of dentistry that is responsible for correcting teeth and bones that are in poor conditions. This can cause other alterations in our body such as pain in the neck, back, shoulders, tension in the chewing muscles… among others.

The correct way to know if a patient needs orthodontic treatment is visiting a dental clinic with orthodontist. This professional must carry out an exhaustive study and diagnosis to develop an appropriate treatment plan: There are various types of techniques, either fixed or removable, applying gentle pressure to teeth and bone structures.

Orofacial problems solved by orthodontics

Treatments

  • Class II bone

    Protrusion or severe advancement of the upper jaw.

  • Class III bone

    Protrusion or severe advancement of the jaw.

  • Front-crossbite

    When biting: the lower teeth occlude in front of the upper ones.

  • Side- crossbite

    When biting: the upper teeth occlude inside the lower ones.

  • Open bite

    When biting: the front teeth no not reach others, leaving a considerable space between them. Protrusion or severe advancement of the jaw.

  • Overbite

    When biting: the upper front teeth almost cover the lower front teeth.

  • Dental crowding

    When the teeth don not find enough space to be positioned correctly.

  • Offset midline

    When the imaginary line dividing the center of the upper front teeth does not coincide with that of the lower ones.

  • Spacing between teeth

    When the teeth do not occupy all the space, or there are separations caused by lack of teeth.

PREVENTIVE and INTERCEPTIVE ORTHODONTICS

Known also as EARLY ORTHODONTICS; it helps us to correct oral development both at the dental and bone level, since it takes place when the patient is growing – so we can prevent unfavorable evolution. We recommend visiting the Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist at 6 years of age.

Within interceptive orthodontics we find both: removable and fixed appliances, that are used in both: temporary dentition or mixed dentition (temporary and permanent).

Among some examples we find:

  • Palate expander

    Its main function is to widen the arch of the upper jaw to gradually widen the area of the palate.

  • Space maintainers

    Used to conserve space after the premature loss of temporary teeth and thus allow us to erupt correctly.

  • Chinrest

    Removable device used to correct protrusion or advancement of the jaw.

  • Apparatus

    Apparatus for correcting bad habits (digital suction or lingual interposition).

Fixed orthodontics

Colloquially known as braces, and currently there are various techniques and materials that offer a wide variety of treatment plans depending on the individual needs of each patient and the aesthetic demand of themselves.

  • Metal brackets

    Indicated for young and old for all kind of complications.

  • Aesthetic brackets

    Indicated for young and old for all kind of complications but with transparent or ceramic brackets.

  • Sapphire aesthetic brackets

    Made of non-metallic materials that allow light to pass through, being discreet.

  • Self-ligating brackets

    Metallic brackets with a kind of “tab” incorporated into the brackets that functions as rubber bands.

  • Invisible orthodontics

    Great star treatment in patients who demand greatest aesthetics. Performed using a series of transparent and removable splints, carried out by a computer program that shows our final smile before beginning.

  • Lingual brackets

    Placed in the interior face of our teeth ensuring that they are not visible.

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