Orthodontics is a branch of science that contributes to the improvement of the quality of life of the individual by bringing the aesthetics and function of the teeth and jaw to the ideal.
At any age, untreated orthodontic problem gets worse. As time passes, tooth decay and gum diseases that occur as a result of not keeping the teeth clean enough due to perplexity can cause tooth loss. In addition, bad braces can cause abnormal wear of the tooth surfaces, difficulties in chewing and speaking, and damage to the supporting bone and gum tissues.
Orthodontics is a science that improves your smile as well as the health of your teeth. Each individual has different bite disorders and expectations from treatment. After analyzing your orthodontic problem, your orthodontist will advise you on the best treatment method.
Time and age to start orthodontic treatment;
Your child’s first orthodontic check should be no later than the age of seven. At this age, although the teeth seem to be lined up properly, there may be a hidden bite problem. There are some clues to these problems:
The presence of crowded, wrongly positioned or unerupted teeth Thanks to the appliances and braces placed at the back of the teeth, the crowding on your teeth can be removed without being noticed. It can be applied to adults, as well as recommended for school age teenagers with aesthetic concerns.
Patients who do not want to use braces can receive orthodontic treatment with transparent plaques specially produced. It is sufficient to use these transparent plates regularly, except for meals.
If a problem is detected at this age, your orthodontist will guide you to the best time to start treatment.
As a result of the early treatment of the problems diagnosed in this period, the existing abnormality can either be completely eliminated or the second phase orthodontic treatment to be performed in advanced ages is helped to be completed more easily and in a shorter time.
- Unbalanced face and jaw structure
- Mouth breathing
- Difficulty in function (such as chewing, speaking) and closing
- Presence of bad habits such as finger sucking, nail biting, cheek and lip biting
- Jaw structures positioned too forward or backward
- Front teeth
- The teeth in the lower and upper jaws do not come into contact or close abnormally
- Early or late loss of milk teeth