Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of modern dentistry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of certain dental disorders and anomalies and facial bones with the help of dental braces.

Who performs orthodontic treatments?

Dental treatment with the help of dental braces can be performed exclusively by a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The orthodontic doctor follows another 3 years of training in orthodontics after finishing the dental University, during this time he strengthens his knowledge related to the correct realignment of the teeth on the arch and how to ensure, using specific methods, the correct development of the maxillary bones with the help of several types of fixed dental braces.

Beneficii

Types of orthodontic conditions that can be treated with dental braces:

  • Malocclusion - incorrect alignment of the teeth on the arch and maxillary in the contact area (bite)
  • Crowded teeth
  • Teeth with very large spaces between them
  • Teeth rotated to their normal axis
  • Teeth located forward or rearwards from their normal position on the dental arch
  • Diastema ("midline"), the space between the two central teeth
  • Closing of post-extraction spaces to avoid dental work
  • Bringing on the arch the teeth locked in the bone

What are dental braces?

Dental braces correct the permanent teeth dentomaxillary anomalies that appear on the dental arches. Wearing it, first and foremost is solving a functional and then aesthetic need. Its role is to help reposition the permanent teeth so that you can get not only a beautiful, but a healthy smile. It is known that the aligned teeth are much easier to clean, do not favor the appearance of tooth decay and cannot be fractured due to improper position.

Orthodontic treatment with dental braces not only helps to improve the functionality of the smile, but starting the first weeks it can also be observed the impact it has on the general appearance of the face, bringing its symmetry and aesthetics.
The dental braces are the safe solution that saves the teeth that are incorrectly positioned on the dental arch. Their role is to straighten the teeth so at the end of the orthodontic treatment the patient will have the desired smile.
The specialist in orthodontics is concerned with both the functionality and beauty of the smile, as well as the overall harmony of the face. That is why each treatment plan is unique and personalized.
 

 

Benefits of wearing dental braces:

It corrects the mal-positioned teeth and aesthetic interdental spaces

Corrects malocclusion and improves chewing

Improves the functionality and aesthetics of the smile

Properly positioned teeth distribute evenly the chewing forces, avoiding excessive using of certain teeth

Prevents pain and joint dysfunction

Increases self-esteem by offering an aesthetic smile

Why is it important to wear dental braces?

Orthodontic treatment with dental braces not only helps you to improve your smile functionality, but you will notice from the first weeks the impact it has on the general appearance of the face, offering its symmetry and aesthetics. Dental braces can correct anomaly such as crowding of the teeth on the arcade, large interdental spaces, etc.

At what age is it recommended to wear dental braces?

Wearing dental braces does not take age into account! DENT ESTET orthodontists can correct any dental problems and malocclusions without any restrictions. 


Indeed, wearing dental braces during childhood, around the age of 10-12 years old, guarantees better results in a shorter period of time than wearing dental braces as an adult. This is due to the much denser and less malleable bone structure that the adults have. Thus, orthodontic treatment lasts with 10-20% longer than for a child.

Types of dental braces

Types of dental braces

Incognito invisible dental braces (lingual)

  • The brackets are cemented on the inside of the teeth, with low risk of damage the enamel and decay
  • The metal skeleton of the dental braces is invisible
  • Brackets are custom made, each tooth having a unique anatomical shape in the lingual area - computerized scanning
  • The dental braces are suitable for children over 12 years old, for teenagers and adults
  • For the application of lingual dental braces, orthodontists need specialization and accreditation
  • Checks are required at 4 weeks
  • Shorter total treatment period 
Types of dental braces

Metallic dental braces

  • The brackets are cemented on the outside of the teeth
  • The brackets are prefabricated and standardized – almost uniform shape for most dental surfaces (vestibular area)
  • Standard brackets are suitable for any dental size or any type of bite
  • All orthodontists are trained to apply standard fixed dental braces
  • Lower costs
  • Checks are required at 6 weeks
  • Longer total treatment time
Types of dental braces

INVISALIGN invisible dental braces

  • The most advanced invisible dental braces in the world - Invisalign dental braces is sustained by 20 years of scientific research, over 900 patents, the largest 3D printing operation in the world and data obtained after treating over 6.5 million smiles.
  • SmartTrack® material - SmartTrack® material is used exclusively for Invisalign aligners, providing comfort and precision
  • The aligners are 100% custom made, which offers increased comfort and does not affect the gums
  • The treatment is extremely effective and fast and can last up to 6 months
  • It's simple and effortless
  • All you have to do is wear the aligners only 22 hours a day, without affecting the treatment
Types of dental braces

Ceramic dental braces

  • Made from composite materials
  • A much more aesthetic alternative to the metallic dental braces
  • Modern dental braces
  • Brackets with different degrees of transparency, which take on the natural color of the tooth
  • Does not stain after consuming colored foods
  • It offers an increased degree of comfort when wearing
Types of dental braces

Sapphire dental braces

  • It is discreet, almost invisible when worn
  • The brackets are made of a transparent crystal (Sapphire), compatible with tooth enamel, so when worn, it is almost impossible to observe
  • It does not absorb dyes, so it does not change its color
  • The brackets of the Sapphire dental braces remain colorless throughout the treatment, due to the microcrystalline structure and their uniform surface, which does not allow the accumulation of the bacterial plaque
  • Comfortable
  • Because it is made of materials with a light texture, which does not create discomfort, the Sapphire dental braces it is very easy to wear


 

Treatment stages

Specialized check-up

The specialized check-up is performed with the orthodontic specialist, who will analyze and determine the patient's dental status. He will recommend a set of medical investigations, which may include digital diagnostic pictures, dental x-rays, etc.

Treatment plan

The treatment plan is developed by the doctor, together with the patient, based on the results of the investigation and check-up. Thus, the doctor presents the treatment options, the period and the costs, in a transparent and concrete way. This is how the next steps of the treatment are determined, accepted and implemented.

Prophylaxis

Before applying the dental braces, regardless of the chosen treatment type, the teeth must be clean and healthy. Thus, the prophylaxis procedure is necessary before any other dental treatment. This involves ultrasound scaling, professional brushing, air-flow and fluoridation.

Dental braces application

Depending the type of braces chosen for the treatment, a digital print of the oral cavity may be required. This is a painless procedure, which lasts only a few minutes and is done using the Trios 3 Pod-Digital Impression Solution intraoral 3D scanner.

In the case of a fixed dental braces, it is applied individually to each tooth.
 

Regular check-ups

Depending the dental braces used, the periodic checks-ups after its application will be performed at different intervals. The check-ups are carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the orthodontist and it is extremely important not to be missed. Any deviation affects the result of the treatment!

The dental retainer

Regardless the type of the dental braces, at the end of the orthodontic treatment, after removing the fixed dental braces, the teeth tend to return to their original position. For the success of the treatment, after removing the dental braces, the patient must wear a containment device, for a relative period of time, generally during the night.

The retainer is 100% comfortable, it is worn only after the removal of the fixed dental braces and ensures that the result of the long-term orthodontic treatment is maintained.

What you need to know before applying dental braces?

Before applying dental braces, the patient must perform a prophylaxis session: ultrasound scaling, professional brushing, air-flow and fluoridation.


 

Also, in order for the orthodontic treatment to have the desired success, there is the possibility that the doctor may recommend the extraction of the unrecoverable teeth or those that cannot be aligned on the arch.

How much does dental braces cost?

Here, at DENT ESTET, you don’t choose a single doctor for the health and beauty of your smile, but a complex and highly trained team that coordinates the entire treatment. Moreover, we choose revolutionary digital technologies to treat you properly. All of these are reflected in our prices.

8 important things about the dental braces treatment

  1. Dental braces does not take age into account
  2. Perfectly invisible! You can wear dental braces without anyone knowing it, choosing one of the invisible devices that have revolutionized the market in recent years: Incognito or Invisalign
  3. Not properly treated teeth can lead, in a short period of time, to the appearance of decay, can favor the accumulation of tartar and may even lead to its loss
  4. The biting is just as important as the aesthetics of the teeth! The orthodontist pays the same attention to both aspects. Ultimately, a perfect smile should help you chew and speak properly.
  5. The orthodontist is more than a general dentist! Due to the over-specialization in treatments with dental braces, the doctor can accurately identify the dental diseases, offering the best solutions for your health.
  6. Orthodontic treatment can last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on the condition that needs to be corrected
  7. Respecting an oral hygiene, the monthly visits and other orthodontic recommendations are extremely important for a successful treatment.
  8. Wearing the retainer device at the end of the dental treatment is mandatory because there is a very high risk of losing the results obtained during the treatment.