Orthodontic Treatment – Dental Braces
Orthodontics, a speciality of dentistry, is focused on diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of teeth and jaw misalignments. The condition known as malocclusion in which teeth and jaws are misaligned may be treated with braces.
The development of crooked teeth may be caused by a combination of various factors but sometimes it is a result of a simple negligence in one’s childhood. Although our genetics inherited from our parents are largely responsible for the shape of our teeth and jaws, such issues may also develop as the result of an early loss of deciduous teeth and lack of proper care afterwards. Determining orthodontic problems at their early stage and planning a treatment while taking necessary precautions is a very important step in the way towards a beautiful smile.
Why teeth become crooked, how should they be treated?
Orthodontic disorders may develop as a result of genetics, some functional habits, or a combination of factors. In general, due to various genetic influences, teeth and jaw sizes may not fit and as the result, teeth grow crooked or form a diastema. In some cases, thumb sucking or long-lasting use of teat and feeding bottle may cause orthodontic defects. Whatever the reason, in dental and skeletal disorders, it is possible to bring teeth to their expected position in order to achieve a beautiful smile by means of orthodontic treatment.
Is there any age limit for orthodontic treatment?
We can have our teeth corrected at any age. The only requirement for dental braces treatment is healthy bones and healthy structure of the teeth. The thing which is changing together with the age is a type of treatment. In the cases where there are no problems with the upper or lower jaw but the teeth are crooked are similar at any given age. The sole difference is the time of the treatment – it may last longer when we are older due to the bone metabolism which slows down as we age. However, the treatment of skeletal disorders such as the lower or upper jaw extending forward should be performed at the age when the bone growth is quick.
This rapid growing period of patient is determined by an orthodontics basing on the hand-wrist radiograph. In situations where skeletal problems are realised late and the growth process is already done, the only remaining choice is a corrective jaw surgery (or orthognathic surgery). American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) suggests undergoing an orthodontic examination at the age of 8. We also support early visits to the orthodontist’s office to take necessary precautions before the quick growing period has passed.
The prices of orthodontic treatment
The prices of orthodontic treatments in Trabzon are, as it happens in other regions of Black sea, based on the price list published by Turkish Association of Dentistry. It is common in Turkey to provide an instalment plan for orthodontic treatments since they are considered a long-lasting treatment. The exact price of braces treatment in Trabzon is determined according to the length of the treatment, the material from which the brackets will be made – metal or transparent ones (porcelain, sapphire, Invisalign), and technique to be used, such as braces placed on the inside (lingual orthodontics).
Orthodontic Treatment (Braces) FAQ
Assuming that teeth are correctly aligned, may the jaw extending forwards or backwards still cause problems?
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is at the forefront of cosmetic orthodntic technology. Unlike the more traditional braces or appliances, Invisalign is a virtually invisible method of straightening your croked teeth. You will be fitted with removable aligners that have been specifically manufactured to fit your teeth.
The aligners will gradually cause your teeth to shift their correct position slightly over a period of one or two weeks. Every two weeks, you will change the aligners for a new set that will cause your teeth to move a little more. As the treatment progresses over the following weeks and months, your teeth will straighten into their proper positions, as prescribed by your dental practitioner. For invisalign prices in Trabzon please contact our office.
What problems will a person with crooked teeth who do not undergo an orthodontic treatment experience?