Orthodontics

dental braces orthodontical treatmentYour (or your child's) milk-teeth have fallen out too early? Had to remove one or more of the milk-teeth? Permananet teeth haven‘t been erupting for a long time? The teeth are irregular and crowded? Have a strong upper or lower teeth protruding? It is hard to bite off, chew food? Often bite your lips or cheek?
If your answer is positive - sign up for a medical advice of orthodontist. In the Pro-implant dental clininc orthodontic treatment is performed by orthodontist Dr. Rasa Damusiene.

An improper bite - often not only children‘s but also adult‘s problem. The problem is not just aesthetic - crooked teeth are part of the larger problem: they interfere with chewing, complicates cleaning, can lead to jaw joint disorders. The occlusion is correct if the upper and lower dental arches are equal, the upper teeth cover lowers, the teeth are in contact with each other.

Orthodontic treatment – procedure to straighten crooked or misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment should be started as early as possible. Depending on the situation, the duration of treatment ranged from 0.5 to 2 years. This is a relatively short period of time, having in mind that result will remain throughout your life.

Specialist advice: timely orthodontic treatment not only restores a harmonious bite and tooth position, but also prevents from more serious problems.

Orthodontic treatment using removable orthodontic appliances

Orthodontic treatment is most effective for children 10-13 years of age. While jaw is still in the process of formation, irregular occlusion is possible to adjust using removable orthodontic appliances. In addition to children's dental plate, other removable orthodontic appliances can be used as well: orthodontic trainer, orthodontic lip bumper, and others. When removable orthodontic appliances ineffective - irregular occlusion is treated using dental braces system (brackets). Treatment with braces for children the best to start when all the permanent teeth have erupted.

Orthodontic treatment with dental braces

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Occlusion before orthodontic treatment with braces
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Occlusion after orthodontic treatment with braces

 

 

 

 

 

At older ages, or when the bite anomaly is very high, treatment using removable appliances is ineffective. Braces - the most effective way to achieve the desired long-term results. Dental braces system is effective in restoring both children and adults occlusion. The most important condition for the treatment of irregular bite correction with braces is healthy gums and teeth. Often, orthodontics is just an integral part of the treatment plan - prior to implantation or prosthesis, teeth needs to be straightened in order to restore dental arch deformation.

bracesPro-implant dental clinic offers various types of braces. Orthodontist selects the braces system depending on the specific clinical situation, the treatment extent, the aesthetics expectations of the patient and the cost of the braces. Specialist advice: teeth cleaning during the period of treatment with braces becomes more difficult for both children and adults. Good oral hygiene - one of the conditions for successful treatment. A regular professional oral hygiene will help prevent gum inflammation, tooth decay and other dental problems.

Orthodontic treatment – the price

Individual price of the orthodontic treatment often depends on the complexity of the treatment. More accurate price, you will get when doctor will plan your treatment and estimate treatment cost. The final cost of orthodontic treatment include:

  • the treatment extent (will it require additional dental treatment: filling, extraction of the tooth, etc.
  • individual organism reaction to the treatment (which determines the duration of treatment
  • price of the chosen braces
  • supporting procedures needed to perform orthodontic treatment (eg. oral hygiene)

Braces care and oral hygiene at home

During orthodontic treatment, it is difficult to thoroughly clean your teeth – the residues of the food remain around the braces. During treatment, the gums become very sensitive, therefore the tartar on the teeth can cause faster gingivitis (swollen gums start to hurt what further complicates dental treatment). In order to ensure good oral hygiene, tooth brushing is not enough. Flossing becomes extremely difficult and interdental brushes do not remove all food residue.

For the optimal oral hygiene at home use oral irrigator WaterPik® - a new generation oral irrigator. Orthodontic irrigator tip thoroughly cleanses the accumulated plaque from tooth surfaces and dental braces. It washes food particles and prevents bacteria from reproduction. Water flow and massage stimulates gums, improves the blood circulation. Healthy gums are resistant to gum inflammation.

For more information about oral hygiene ask your dentist or dental hygienist.