FIRST EXAMINATION BY AN ORTHODONTIST
The first appointment with the orthodontist should be at the age of seven. At this age it is possible to correct some minor irregularities, and to predict any future ones.
The goal of an early treatment is to prevent the development of anomalies, which are difficult to correct later. Intervention at an early age can prevent later extraction of permanent teeth, and can correct imperfections that prevent the normal growth and development of the jaw, such as reverse bite or cross-bite. Also, at this age we can help your child to stop the unpleasant habits (such as sucking fingers and lips, breathing through the mouth, infantile swallowing). Therapy consists of the implementation of various appliances, depending on the problem.
In contemporary orthodontics there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. No significant difference can be seen between the tooth movements in adults and children. In adults, the treatment is conducted exclusively by fixed appliances. Since no orthopedic jaw movements can be performed with adults, orthodontic surgery is used only in serious cases.
ADULT THERAPY can be divided into:
• Pre prosthetic orthodontics – to bring your teeth into the best position for prosthetic methods to be successful. We create enough space for implants or terminate the space created by removing the teeth.
• Surgical orthodontic treatment – preparing a patient for orthodontic surgery (in cases of prognathism, maxillary prognathism,)
• Therapy that prevents the development of periodontal disease or treat already developed periodontal disease – we help to close the gaps between teeth, realign protruding teeth, draw retruded teeth, undertake orthodontic bone regeneration (by moving the teeth, we regenerate and build new bone in defective areas)
• THERAPY FOR TRAUMATIC OCCLUSION AND ACCELERATED WEAR OF TEETH
• AESTHETIC THERAPY (aesthetics promote better functioning relations)
SPECIALIST EXAMINATIONS AND DIAGNOSIS
At the first visit to our specialist orthodontist a detailed examination and an analysis will be undertaken and an impression of the teeth will be modelled and studied. Using the analysis of the model, including teleradiograph analysis, the specialist orthodontist can make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. A set of intra-oral and extra-oral photos are taken in order to compare the relationship of the teeth and jaw, and appearance before and after the therapy.