This treatment, which is very important for oral health, can be applied if it is found appropriate for all patients suffering from tooth and jaw after doctor control.
Orthodontics; is a branch of interest to diagnose and control the incisional teeth, diagnosis and control of discrepancies in the teeth, jaw and face, and prevention or treatment of this condition. This area of expertise offers solutions to people with closing disorders (malocclusion).
What are the causes of orthodontic problems?
Orthodontic problems may be inherited or may occur later. Nutritional disorders, long-term bottle or false pacifier, finger sucking, nail eating, tooth squeezing, pen biting, lip biting (bad habits not to be done), early loss of milk teeth, tooth loss due to irregularities, front teeth disorders because of compression of the wisdom tooth, genetic predisposition, hormonal disorders, systemic diseases may cause orthodontic disorders.
Who can receive orthodontic treatment?
This treatment, which is very important for oral health, can be applied if it is found appropriate for all patients suffering from tooth and jaw after doctor control. There is no age limitation for the treatment of orthodontics. The ideal time is the 10-14 age range. In this period, the treatment is provided to help the jaw development in young children and ensure correct positioning of the teeth. Today, it provides correction of jaw and facial disorders with the distortion and closing irregularities in the teeth of adult people.
How long is the treatment period?
It is directly proportional to the age of the person and the degree of distortion. The most accurate answer will be given by our orthodontic specialist.
How is orthodontic treatment done?
Generally, it starts with the treatment of the upper jaw. In a few weeks time lower jaw treatment starts. Then the bracket is attached. It is done by using wires, brackets and tires. The brackets are glued on the teeth and the wires are passed through the brackets and the force is applied to the teeth. In this way, the teeth are moved in a gradual way to ensure their proper positioning. Treatment may take a few months or years. Every month, adjustments are made for the desired shape of the teeth. During treatment, hard or sticky foods cause the brackets to break. The broken bracket causes a wound in the mouth. It is useful for the person to see orthodontics as soon as they are noticed.
NOTE: The brackets used today are lighter and contain less metal. It is produced in various colors to motivate the children and transparent for adults.
Considerations During Orthodontic Treatment
Because of orthodontic wires more food residue can accumulate on the teeth. Therefore, oral care is of great importance. Special orthodontic brushes, dental floss and mouthwashes may also be used as an assistant. Hard food should be eaten after cut with a knife. In particular, crusted and hard dried fruits and nuts may cause the brackets to break, while sticky foods such as Turkish delight may adhere to the brackets, causing both cavities and breakage.