Orthodontics is a dental procedure that aims to properly position the teeth and jaw, create an aesthetic smile and a healthy bite. The treatment involves the use of various types of appliances, which are adjusted and monitored by the orthodontist throughout the treatment. The procedure can be effective not only for children but also for adults.
One of the best known and most commonly used types of braces is the retainer. This device is attached to the teeth and placed in the jaw, gradually shifting the teeth. The devices can be made of metal, ceramic or plastic and can be almost invisible if they are made of transparent material.
Other procedures include removable braces, which are worn at night, and reshaping, in which the jaw is surgically corrected.
The effectiveness of orthodontics depends on the duration of treatment and the patient’s condition. It usually lasts 1 to 2 years and may need to be adjusted or replaced from time to time. Orthodontic treatment is usually painless and causes only mild pain or discomfort when the appliances are fixed and removed.
Braces are a very effective way to beautify your smile, improve the position of your jaw, and prevent health problems such as tooth decay or gum disease. If you would like to learn more about this dental procedure, feel free to contact us and we will provide you with expert advice on the selection and application of orthodontic treatment.