Orthodontics

Orthodontics for tooth alignment and for correcting teeth positioning and mobility

What is orthodontics and when should this treatment be applied?

Orthodontics is a specialist field in dentistry that studies, prevents and corrects abnormalities in the shape, position, relation and function of dental and maxillofacial structures.

It’s used for patients who don’t have healthy teeth and gums due to these kinds of abnormalities. This kind of treatment not only improves facial appearance, it also provides better dental hygiene, less wear and tear on the teeth, improved speech and good dental function.

How is an orthodontics procedure performed?

The orthodontics process starts with a thorough examination of the patient together with an x-ray to identify the problems that need to be corrected. The dentist will then advise on the most suitable treatment and discuss the process with the patient.

One of the most frequent questions patients ask tends to be how long these treatments last, but this depends on the initial diagnosis and the orthodontic process, but the average is 18 months.

What kinds of treatments does IGB Dental offer?

The orthodontic treatments offered by IGB are classic, invisible and cosmetic. The difference between classic and cosmetic orthodontics is the material used but the procedure and function are the same. On the other hand, invisible orthodontics is performed using the same process but with aligners that cover the teeth.

INVISIBLE ORTHODONTICS

Invisible orthodontics is the most popular because of its cosmetic advantages. This type of treatment is frequent in adults and consists of making a set of customised clear aligners that correct the position of the teeth so they align correctly.

The advantage of these aligners compared to conventional brackets is that they can easily be taken out and put back in, helping to ensure better oral hygiene, reduce tooth decay and prevent gum disease.

COSMETIC ORTHODONTICS

Cosmetic orthodontics is another alternative for people who want to improve the positioning of their teeth discreetly. The mechanism is similar to classic orthodontics, but replacing stainless steel brackets with cosmetic brackets in materials such as sapphire, ceramic or polysulfone. The bracket adheres to the teeth, pulling it into its correct position.

CLASSIC ORTHODONTICS

This type of orthodontics is more focused on children’s dentistry. It consists of stainless steel brackets joined to an arch by rubber bands that children tend to like having in all kinds of colour combinations.

Diagnosis
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Come and see us, we offer free study and diagnosis with x-ray and/or scan to check your mouth and teeth’s health

How can I look after my brackets or aligners while I’m wearing them?

Here are a few tips we can give you while you’re receiving your orthodontic treatment:

  • Practice good oral hygiene. Brushing your teeth after each meal is key for preventing tooth decay, tartar build-up and even infections.
  • Take care of your diet. During the first few days of your orthodontic treatment it’s advisable to eat soft food to prevent discomfort. In the case of invisible orthodontics, you don’t have to follow this advice, as you should be removing your aligners when you eat.
  • Keep your appointments. You need to go to every monthly appointment, as if you don’t, the correct movements won’t be performed and your treatment may go on for longer than necessary.
  • React to emergencies. If you have any discomfort or an accident with your orthodontic apparatus you must request an appointment.
  • Use dental wax. When you’re being treated with orthodontics it’s completely normal to notice a bit of chafing or minor sores in your mouth, but you can help prevent this by using dental wax.

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