Crookedness of the teeth causes improper jaw closure, impeding the functionality of the teeth. This situation bothers the patient aesthetically, as well. The treatment procedure for this disorder is called orthodontics.
Many children and adults have both aesthetics problems and functional problems with chewing and talking due to misalignment and malocclusion problems. Many of these problems are caused by poorly aligned teeth and improperly positioned jaws. Here at this point, orthodontic treatment is ready to change your or your child’s life.
What are the Causes of Orthodontic Disorders?
Orthodontic problems can be congenital but may also develop due to genetic predisposition. Improper dental alignment problems such as protruding or recessed lower jaw are also orthodontic problems. Orthodontic treatment is considered as the procedure performed to eliminate problems in the jaw and teeth.
Orthodontic disorders can also occur due to long-term use of baby bottles or pacifiers. These habits should be completely finished before starting an orthodontic treatment in children. In orthodontic treatment, crookedness may occur as a result of gaps caused by pre-extracted teeth, or teeth overlapping each other to an extent that the teeth cannot fit in the jawbone that they hold on to. Eruption of baby teeth at an early age is one of the other factors that can cause crooked teeth in the long term.
What are the Orthodontic Treatments?
Orthodontic treatment is a procedure that takes longer compared to other treatment procedures. In this treatment, compatibility of the teeth, and jaw closure are checked. After determination of the extent and stage of congestion or crowding problems, the treatment method is chosen. In the same period, the teeth are checked for caries. If there are caries, it is recommended to apply a treatment for the decayed teeth. The process and procedure of an orthodontic treatment may vary from patient to patient, depending on the condition of the teeth.
Thanks to treatments performed with metal or aesthetic (transparent) braces, your or your child’s malocclusion problems are completely solved, and your teeth can be aligned as wonderfully as you imagine. So, you too can get the smile you dreamed of. Treatments involving the use of braces are treatment procedures that you can safely utilize, which have been safely performed for years, and are getting more aesthetic and comfortable with each passing day with new technologies. At our clinic, you can find the most up-to-date and technological approaches of these treatments.
Prices of Orthodontic Treatments
The fact that the jaw structure changes from patient to patient creates differences in the prices of orthodontic treatments. First of all, it is necessary to see an orthodontic specialist for the determination of the condition of the teeth and jaw structure, and for the diagnosis of the problem. An orthodontist is a person who can provide the most accurate information in this regard. After the preliminary consultation, the healthiest evaluation will be made about the price of the intended orthodontic treatment.
Istanbul Orthodontic Treatment
Caner Balta Orthodontics Clinic providing orthodontic treatments in Istanbul, primarily serves with new generation technological equipment. Treatments are carried out considering the facial structure and applying aesthetic visuality. Therefore, after the treatment, the patient is given an aesthetic smile, and permanent solutions are provided to dental crowding and jaw disorders. The processes of orthodontic treatments in Istanbul include;
- First examination
- Preparation stage
- Brace application
- Consolidation treatment
The first examination is extremely important in an orthodontic treatment. The orthodontist examines the mouth and jaw structure of the patient in detail, and decides on how to perform the orthodontic treatment.
Oral care of the patient should be performed before starting the orthodontic treatment. If there are teeth required to be treated or extracted in this regard, they are treated or extracted accordingly. Then, measurements are made and the type of the apparatus to use is determined before the brace placement.
Technological developments have a quite positive effect on brace application. Dental braces that can be placed in a much shorter time, without discomforting the patient are used to in orthodontic treatments. However, braces are placed using traditional methods known. Special adhesives are applied on the braces, and then brackets are adhered to the tooth surfaces. The brackets are fixed with rubber bands, and the movements of the teeth are taken under control.
Orthodontic Consolidation Treatment
Consolidation treatment is performed after the braces are placed and the treatment is completed. It is the maintenance stage of the treatment, which is performed to maintain the positions of the teeth for a long time. At this stage, simpler mouthpieces (oral appliances) are used instead of braces, which the patient can insert and remove on his/her own.
Frequently Asked Questions about Orthodontics
What is an Orthodontist?
Orthodontist is a specialist doctor who has specialized in the field of tooth and jaw disorders, and who diagnoses and treats such disorders.
At what age is an orthodontic treatment started?
There is no starting age for orthodontic treatments. It is a treatment that can be performed at all ages.
How much is an Orthodontic Treatment Required?
Orthodontic treatment is one of the most important and most required dental treatments. Orthodontic treatment involves not only dental treatment, but also jaw treatment.
Is Orthodontic Treatment Painful?
The patient feels no pain or ache during orthodontic and dental treatments. Treatments are performed under local anesthesia.
Does the State Cover the Expenses for Orthodontic Treatment?
The state can cover the expenses for orthodontic treatment, in cases where certain conditions are met.
Is an Orthodontic Treatment Performed Only by Placing Braces?
Besides brace placement, there are also brace-free treatment procedures in orthodontic treatment. The most accurate treatment procedure is determined after the examination.
What should be done to Prevent Brackets from Falling off During Orthodontic Treatment?
Orthodontic treatment takes longer than other treatments. However, the most important part of the treatment stage is to ensure that the patient pays attention to the doctor’s advices. For this, the oral care and tooth brushing methods should be used correctly. If these recommendations are followed, braces will definitely not fall off.