The initial orthodontic examination should be done around the age of 7 unless you suspect a problem earlier. Choosing the right time to start a treatment is very important. The examination does not necessarily mean the start of orthodontic treatment. The prevailing perception (even of fellow dentists) is that the parent should wait until all of the child’s permanent teeth have erupted and then visit the orthodontist. Many orthodontic problems can be treated more easily, quickly and more effectively in mixed dentition. After assessing the condition, the orthodontist may recommend simple monitoring of your child every 6 months. Early diagnosis and treatment can help promote favorable tooth eruption and perhaps prevent permanent tooth extraction later.
The duration of treatment varies as it depends on the type and severity of the orthodontic problem. Usually, however, it lasts one to two years.
Orthodontic treatment helps to improve the appearance, which is associated with popularity, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-esteem. Aligning teeth with orthodontic treatment helps to improve chewing function and improve oral hygiene so that future caries, gingivitis, periodontitis and possible tooth loss can be avoided.
Modern orthodontic appliances are designed to cause the least possible discomfort to the patient. It usually takes 2-3 days to adjust to orthodontic appliances.
Orthodontic treatment is possible for both young patients and adults of any age. Modern orthodontic appliances (transparent brackets, “internal or lingual” brackets, transparent braces) are very discreet, making orthodontics possible for everyone.
An orthodontic treatment involves two stages: that of active treatment and that of restraint.
During the active treatment stage, the teeth are straightened with the known orthodontic mechanisms, which the doctor activates at regular intervals. During the retention stage, the preservation of the result is achieved. The patient wears the special restraint mechanisms and visits the doctor’s office when the doctor deems it necessary. Both stages are very important for a proper final result.