Orthodontics deals with tooth and jaw alignment for a beautiful smile.
Patients suffering from dental or skeletal abnormalities may benefit from the orthodontic treatment recommended by the dentist, specialist in orthodontics, at almost any age. Ideally, this type of treatment should be followed around the age of 6 to 12 years (active-removable miofunctional devices) when the jawbones are in development and after the age of 13 years (fixed appliances only when the forces applied determine only tooth movement). But braces are not just for children; more adults turn to them to correct major and minor defects in order to have the most beautiful smile possible.
In this cabinet you will be offered orthodontics most modern treatment methods which include both fixed appliances (braces) and mobile (myofunctional or pleasant palate / mandibular anchorage elements).
The orthodontist will correct various abnormalities, such as crowded teeth, inclined central front teeth, open or deep occlusion (1/3 exceeding over-covering), improper development of the maxillary or mandible, or other orthodontic problems that can be corrected. In case of more severe problems, the orthodontist can collaborate with other dental specialists (surgeon, prosthesis specialist etc.) in order to remedy problems. Following a thoroughly evaluation of the patient and the interpretation of the complementary exams (X-rays, study models), the “orthodontic file” is made based on which a direction of treatment can be drawn. When the information provided by the complementary examinations and the patient’s clinical examination performed by the orthodontist present the need for more certain parameters, he may use selective grinding of teeth, dental arch expansion and even the tooth extraction in order to align the misaligned teeth.
The orthodontist will know which device is indicated to correct your problem, and patients can choose between several options: the most popular solution is braces, made of metal or plastic, glued to the teeth and almost invisible. Molars are usually fixed with a molar ring or molar tubes can be applied to obtain more posterior stability of the orthodontic appliance. The more complicated is your problem and advanced your age, the longer goes the treatment period. Most patients can wear braces between 18 and 30 months, and then a retainer (stabilizer of the treatment) is applied to stabilize the correction.
The orthodontic device is activated (adjusted) usually on each control (in 4-6 weeks time), for the fixed orthodontic device, it is made the change of the metal springs or their compliance depending on the need considered by the orthodontist for the stage the patient finds in. The pressure exercised by the orthodontic device may cause discomfort of low intensity and duration.
Regarding a ‘MIOFUNCTIONAL’ device, this can be used both for removing a vicious habit (sucking the finger or other objects, interposition of the tongue between the two arches) and for straightening the permanent teeth and reshaping the jaw.
Within the orthodontics office in Iasi, these devices will be administrated both to young children – 2-5 years old, and to those belonging to a upper age group, 12 – 15 years old.
At the same time, to the orthodontist’s recommendation, will benefit from a similar miofunctional device for ‘bruxism’ (teeth grinding during the night).
We are waiting for you at this orthodontics office to regain the desired smile.