WHAT IS ORTHODONTICS?
Orthodontics takes care of crooked, overcrowded or badly positioned teeth. It also close gpas between teeth and corrects bites. To achieve correction modern orthodontics uses different types of appliances, some of them invisible and comfortable, that fit with every age and lifestyle. Now it is never too late to have your teeth straightened, and we can use numerous options for more convenient, fastar en d effective treatmnents inluding:
- Hidden (lingual) braces
- Clear braces
- Clear aligners (as Invisalign© or others)
- Ortodoncia en 6 meses (en casos muy seleccionados)
- Removable aligners
- Conventional braces and other options
More and more adults, not only children, receive othodontic treatment, to improve their smile. And it is not only esthetics (although there is an esthetic benefit, of course). By correcting the alignment of their teeth the patiens optimizes the bite and functional arrangement of their teeth, and also facilitates easier brushing, helping to keep teeth healthy.
PROTECTING HEALTHY TEETH
Many patients are surprised by the fact that the best way to improve their smile is many times rthodontics and bleachin, rather than veneers. The use of veneers in misaligned teeth requires extensive preparation of sound tissue and/or bulky teeth (from the lingual aspect) after restoration.
Modern orthodontic treatments offer many treatment options. Treatments can be made much more comfortable, efficient and evn faster if needed, specially in adults not wanting to go through longer full orthodontic treatments.
TYPES OF BRACES
Labial (exterior) braces
Conventional labial fixed braces are the best value, and come in more varieties than ever before. Traditional metal braces are smaller and less obvious than ever, for youngsters we make these with changeable coloured elastics so you can surprise your friends with a different colour after each visit to the dentist.
Ceramic braces are available that are tooth coloured and are very difficult to see.
Crystal brackets are now available which are made from clear crystal, and are virtually invisible as well.
Selection of these types of exterior braces is mostly down to personal preference and budget, as they all are able to achieve similar results in equivalent time scales.
Lingual fixed braces
Lingual braces are placed on the inside (backs) of the teeth in a similar fashion to labial braces and are an equally effective option. Although these are more expensive in that they require specialist expertise and longer visits they have the huge advantage of being hidden from view and therefore are not visible in the smile.
Removable clear braces
Invisalign© being the most widely known – these are an increasingly popular method of treatment. A great way to have orthodontic treatment without anyone knowing.
These removable clear braces slip onto your teeth and can be used in many circumstances, however it is particularly important to have a consultation with an orthodontist to discuss your objectives, as they may find that an alternative appliance suits you better.