Orthodontic results

Understanding how orthodontics works relies on the principle of applying gentle and constant forces on the teeth to gradually move and guide them into the correct position.

It begins by identifying intervention goals and the optimal method to achieve them, then installing the braces and wires, either stainless steel or transparent, on the teeth.

Duration of Orthodontic Treatment

The duration of orthodontic treatment ranges from one year and six months to three years and varies depending on each individual’s case and several factors, including:

Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment

  1. Correction of Structural Problems: Orthodontics is used to correct structural problems such as jaw misalignment (orthognathic orthodontics), incorrect bites, and changes in tooth position.
  2. Correction of Skeletal Growth: Orthodontics is used to correct differences in tooth size and distribution, helping to improve smile appearance and overall facial aesthetics.
  3. Improvement of Jaw Function: Orthodontics helps improve jaw function, including equal pressure during chewing and proper force direction.
  4. Alleviation of Functional Problems: Orthodontics can help alleviate problems such as difficulty chewing food, speaking, and breathing.
  5. Improvement of Self-Confidence: Correcting dental and smile problems can boost self-confidence and personal attractiveness.

Possible Facial Structure Changes Due to Orthodontics

  1. Change in Jaw Angle: Orthodontics may lead to changes in the angle of the jaw, affecting overall facial appearance.
  2. Change in Facial Features: Orthodontics may result in changes in facial features, such as improving deep lower jaw or directing the upper lip forward.
  3. Change in Overall Facial Shape: Orthodontics may lead to changes in facial shape due to improving jaw and tooth balance.
  4. Change in Skeletal Structure: In some cases, orthodontics may cause changes in the skeletal structure of the jaws, but these changes are not common and usually occur in specific cases.

Advantages of Orthodontics

  1. Improvement of External Appearance: Orthodontics is an effective method to improve the appearance of teeth and jaws, enhancing smile aesthetics and individual confidence.
  2. Improvement of Oral Function: Orthodontics corrects bite problems and guides teeth into their correct position, contributing to improving jaw and chewing function.
  3. Reduction of Oral Health Problems: Orthodontics helps reduce the risk of oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum swelling, and gum diseases.
  4. Improvement of Speech and Pronunciation: For people with teeth alignment problems, orthodontics can help improve speech and pronunciation quality.
  5. Increase in Comfort: Orthodontics can increase individual comfort while eating and speaking by correcting bite problems that may cause discomfort or pain.
  6. Prevention of Future Problems: By improving pressure distribution on the teeth, orthodontics can help prevent future problems such as tooth decay and gum erosion.

Orthodontic Treatments Used

Traditional Metal Braces: This involves using metal brackets attached to the surface of the teeth and metal wires connecting the brackets together, helping to identify and improve teeth alignment.

Clear Aligners: This involves using removable clear aligners that are regularly changed to improve teeth alignment.

Treatments like the Invisalign clear aligner system provide an invisible option for orthodontics.

Biological Transparent Orthodontics: This treatment relies on modern techniques that combine transparent arch designs and digital case planning techniques to achieve precise and attractive results

Lingual Orthodontics: This treatment involves using wires and brackets placed inside the mouth, making them invisible from the outside.

Disadvantages of Orthodontics