Dental services → orthodontics - correcting of irregular teeth
Orthodontics (Gr.Orthos=correct, perfect, odontos=tooth) is the correction of irregular teeth. It is a specialized branch of dental medicine which deals with the growth, development and maintenance of the dentofacial complex, and the study of development all disorders and all the factors that can cause malocclusion. The area includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception and treatment of all forms of malocclusion of teeth and accompanying alteration of adjacent tissue.
Patients quickly adapt to orthodontic braces. During the first ten days of therapy, the patient feels initial tooth movement and mild sensitivity in the inside cheek. Innovative orthodontics require the use of a very light force upon each tooth so after the premier adjustment period of two weeks, the patient no longer feels any discomfort. The regularity of orthodontic checkups depends on the stadium of therapy and can vary between two weeks when a small aesthetic improvement is in question to every few months.
It would be best to schedule the first visit with an orthodontist when your child is 7 years of age. At that age, it can bea lot easier to correct minor imperfections and predict the future developments. If there is a need for treatment, you can apply the so-called mobile braces (retainers), which is used exclusively for children who are still growing.