Originating in Greek, orthodontics roughly means “smooth tooth”. In fact, the first image that comes to mind in patients’ minds when it comes to orthodontics or braces treatment is properly aligned teeth.
The correct angle of the teeth in the right place, the relationship with the adjacent teeth and the teeth in the opposing jaw, the relations of the lower and upper jaws with each other are provided by orthodontics, and this is reflected in the patient as a beautiful smile, effective chewing and smooth speech.
Orthodontic treatment is the longest-lasting and comprehensive among dental treatments. Various mobile or fixed devices are used to protect the result obtained with treatment or treatment. What kind of treatment method will be followed in which patient is determined at the end of various examinations in the orthodontic examination.
Early diagnosis and prediction of orthodontic disorders positively affect the duration and ease of treatment in many cases. Families should closely monitor their children’s habits in the developmental period, the genetic character inherited from the family and reflected in their physique, and share their suspicions with dentists or orthodontists.
It should be considered that conditions such as mouth breathing, thumb sucking, adenoids can lead to orthodontic disorders over time.
Another important point to be considered before orthodontic treatment is oral hygiene. If the spaces between the braces and the tooth surfaces are not cleaned carefully, dental caries and gingivitis occur. Before starting the braces treatment, the treatment needs of the patient such as the existing filling and calculus cleaning should be met by a dentist. In our department, treatments related to the correction of crooked teeth and the elimination of incompatibilities in the teeth, jaw and face are performed. These types of procedures are performed by our orthodontists in our clinic. At the end of the treatment, easy tooth decay caused by crooked teeth, digestive system problems caused by difficulty in chewing, painful dental treatments that are difficult to treat and esteric anxiety are prevented.