Orthodontics specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of malocclusion and dental abnormalities. Orthodontic appliances correct interdental gaps, crowding of teeth, underdevelopment of the jaw and other malocclusions. It doesn't matter how old you are - any age is good to treat a malocclusion.
Modern orthodontics offers different types of braces:
- Fixed braces - They are used for both children and adults. The braces are bonded to the teeth with so-called metal or cosmetic brackets. It is necessary to visit the dentist every 4-5 weeks for a check-up. At this time the doctor checks the alignment of the teeth and activates the braces.
- Ceramic or crystal braces - Nowadays, for aesthetic reasons, patients can choose brackets and arches that are less visible. The color harmonizes with the natural color of the teeth, so they are not as conspicuous as metal brackets.
- Corrective braces (removable) - recommended most often for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Wearing them improves the alignment of teeth and jaws in relation to each other, widens the dental arches, preparing space for permanent teeth. The effectiveness of such treatment depends on the cooperation of the child and parents with the doctor.