Orthodontics: A Comprehensive Guide to Orthodontic Dental Care


Do you know how dentures have progressed from traditional metal to completely transparent and almost invisible foils for straightening teeth? We deal with orthodontics - an important field of dentistry that has been around for centuries, and continues to improve and achieve truly incredible results. In this blog, we explore the different types of orthodontic treatments available, the benefits of each, and how to find the right treatment choice for you - from tried-and-tested methods to the latest technology. If you want to know everything about straight, shiny teeth and a perfect smile, that's exactly what awaits you below!

What is orthodontics?

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and correction of improper positions of the teeth and jaw. In orthodontic treatment, prostheses, foils and aligners are used to reposition the teeth and jaw in order to achieve a balanced and healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

What does a baby's orthodontic examination look like?

Orthodontic examination of the baby

Orthodontic examination of a baby is a non-invasive assessment of the development of the baby's teeth and jaw, which includes a visual examination of the teeth, lips and palate, as well as measurement of the jaw and bite. The doctor will check for signs of misalignment or abnormal growth, and will also provide instructions for proper care of the baby's teeth.

When should orthodontic dental treatment be performed?

Orthodontic treatment of children

Early orthodontic treatment is recommended for children aged 7 to 11 years. During that period, orthodontists and dentists can assess the child's development, diagnose and prevent potential problems. This can help guide the growth of the jaw and teeth, helping them achieve a healthy, natural and beautiful smile.

What are orthodontic appliances and what are they for?

Temporary denture

Orthodontic appliances are fixed or removable prostheses that are used to restore teeth to their ideal position. Fixed braces are glued to the teeth and stay in place, while removable appliances are designed to be removed during eating and brushing. Both types can help improve your oral health and smile.

Here are a few more key differences between temporary and fixed dentures:

  • Flexibility: Temporary braces are removable and the patient can take them out as needed, while permanent braces are fixed and cannot be removed without going to the dentist's office.

  • Duration: Temporary prostheses are mostly worn on purpose - for a short period of time, while permanent appliances are usually worn much longer.

  • Affordability: Temporary devices are usually more affordable than permanent devices such as fixed metal braces.

  • Purpose: Temporary braces are typically used to correct minor alignment and bite problems, while permanent braces are used to correct more complex dental problems.

  • Maintenance requirements: Due to easy maintenance and flexibility, temporary braces generally require fewer visits to the dentist than permanent braces.

How is orthodontic teeth straightening performed?

Orthodontic straightening of teeth

Orthodontic treatment involves wearing a prosthesis or foil that gradually moves the teeth into the right position. Braces consist of brackets, wires and bands that are attached to the teeth. When the braces are tightened, pressure is created that over time aligns the teeth, simultaneously correcting a bad bite and jaw.

However, today there are many more modern orthodontic teeth straightening treatments available, among which they have proven to be the most popular and effective:

  • Invisalign braces: A discreet and comfortable treatment that uses removable clear aligners to gradually correct misalignment and irregularities.

  • Ceramic dentures: An aesthetic alternative to metal dentures that use transparent brackets and teeth-colored wires.

  • Lingual braces: This treatment uses brackets and wires that are attached to the back of the teeth for an almost invisible appearance.

What are transparent foil aligners and how do they work?

Transparent foils for teeth

Transparent foils for aligning teeth are orthodontic devices for correcting crooked and misaligned teeth. They are made of thin transparent plastic that adheres nicely to the teeth and is easy to clean. Each aligner gently moves the teeth over time, which is why they are a great alternative to traditional braces!

Transparent foils are a modern, flexible and practical orthodontic solution, and here are a few more of their advantages:

  • Comfort: The foils are made of smooth, comfortable plastic, so they won't irritate the mouth or gums.

  • Removability: Aligners foils are easily removable during chewing food, drinking drinks, brushing teeth or flossing, which makes them extremely convenient for maintenance.

  • Effectiveness: Aligners are an effective treatment for a variety of orthodontic problems designed to quickly and efficiently return teeth to their desired position.

  • Discretion: Foils are barely visible, so you can laugh carefree without fear of others noticing.

  • Safety when wearing: Although thin, transparent foils are made of materials of the highest medical quality, which ensures safety and efficiency of wearing.

  • Affordability: Aligners foils are an affordable and easily accessible treatment that greatly contributes to positive results and client satisfaction.

Is wearing aligners transparent foils painless?

That! Wearing transparent films is completely painless! Aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that fits well on the teeth and does not cause any irritation or the need for special tools and techniques for putting on and taking off. That's why you can smile without fear of pain and discomfort.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Orthodontic treatment time varies depending on the severity of the problem and the treatment plan. On average, the treatment time is 12-18 months. Treatment can be completed sooner with accelerated options such as clear aligners or metal-free braces. With regular examinations, the first results can be expected very quickly.

Do teeth remain healthy under dentures?

Dental prosthesis maintenance

Yes! Dental prostheses are designed to fit firmly and comfortably on the gums, ensuring beautiful and healthy teeth. With regular maintenance, using paste and flossing, as well as with regular visits to the dentist, teeth can remain strong and protected from caries and other diseases even with fixed dentures.

We offer several tips on how to maintain dental hygiene while wearing dentures:

  • Regular check-ups: While wearing any type of denture, visit your dentist regularly for a professional check-up and cleaning of your teeth.

  • Pay attention to your diet: Avoid hot and acidic foods that can damage dentures.

  • Use an adequate brush: To clean dentures, use a soft toothbrush and a non-abrasive denture cleaner.

  • Be careful: Be gentle when cleaning your dentures, as rough cleaning can cause permanent damage to the dentures.

  • Change dentures on time: Make sure to replace your dentures when necessary in consultation with your dentist, because over time dentures can weaken and lose their effectiveness.

How effective are orthodontic treatments?

Teeth straightening

Orthodontic treatments are very effective! Patients can feel a noticeable improvement in the position of the teeth, which will result in a better bite, tooth function, reduced risk of caries and a more beautiful smile. As always, results will vary, but with the right treatment plan, always expect good results!


Healthy teeth after orthodontics treatment

Your smile is one of your most important characteristics. It speaks of your self-confidence, character and happiness. Orthodontic treatments are just a help to get the natural smile you've always dreamed of. The process is simple and painless, and in agreement with your dentist you can choose between braces, Invisalign or other orthodontic treatments whose results are worth the effort and waiting. Finally, always ask yourself what did you do today to correct your smile?

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