Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry and it deals with malocclusion, a condition in which the teeth are not correctly positioned when the mouth is closed, it focuses on correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth.
Although orthodontic treatment is only known as a treatment that only fixes crooked teeth; it plays a fundamental role in the treatment of malocclusion, cleft lip and cleft palate (orofacial clefts), sleep apnea (OSAS), as well. It also plays an important role in the treatment of problems that arise in children because of the bad habits such as lip sucking and thumb sucking. With the help of orthodontic application treatments, it fixes the skeletal structure of the jawbone..
Macrodontia that develops in childhood years, causes crooked teeth or gap-teeth. Such dental or skeletal problems are fixed by the help of orthodontic treatments.
There is no age for treatment of crooked teeth. It can be treated at any age. However, as age increases, the duration of treatment increases too. Your orthodontist should be consulted before the age of 12 for treatment of skeletal disorders that we call misaligned jaw (forward or backward). This treatment will become more difficult in older ages. We recommend an orthodontic examination for our patients before the age of 7-8.
An aesthetic smile increases the person’s self-confidence. Orthodontics is the most healthy and natural treatment of properly aligned teeth. Presence of crooked teeth means gaps between the teeth are difficult to clean. Hard to clean areas are prone to caries. In other words, orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth should be performed not only for aesthetic purposes but also for health purposes.
No pain is felt when braces are placed. Bracket placement and irradiation are completed in half an hour. The first few days are called the adaptation period and may cause slight irritation and leakage in the mouth. These pains will go away in a few days.
After your braces are removed under supervision of a specialist; they will not be damaged if you carefully clean and care for your teeth and gaps.
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