In this article, we would like to introduce you to dental orthodontics, types of dental orthodontics and the advantages and disadvantages of each dental orthodontics, so for more information, stay with us until the end of the article from Shariati Dental Clinic .
Number of orthodontic sessions
It depends on the type of orthodontics, the degree of dental deviation, basic cases and the initial condition of the teeth. Orthodontics is a long-term process that usually lasts for several months to several years and consists of several sessions. For some people, this process may be easier and shorter, while for others it may take longer.
Usually, after the first consultation with the orthodontist, a plan for orthodontics is created and the number of sessions required is determined based on the above. This includes dedicated sessions for the installation of orthodontic appliances and sessions for changing and adjusting the appliances during the process.
Children’s orthodontics or children’s orthodontics
It is a treatment method that is performed in order to correct deviations and dental and jaw defects in childhood. Children’s orthodontics is usually performed from 7 years to adolescence (about 12 to 14 years), during which the teeth and jaws are growing and developing, and their deviations can be improved.
Common reasons for orthodontics in children
- Dental deviations: such as forward teeth, sunken teeth, wrong teeth, etc.
- Jaw deviations: such as clefts or deviations of the jaws.
- Correction of organ abnormalities: such as hypertrophic (large tongue) or hypotrophic (small tongue) abnormality.
- Improving the appearance and function of the teeth: Orthodontics can improve the appearance of the teeth and the alignment of the child’s mouth.
Orthodontic treatment of children’s teeth
It may be done using fixed devices (such as brackets) or removable devices (such as spacers and screws). The duration of orthodontic treatment in children may vary and depends on the severity of deviations and needs of each child.
It is a treatment method that is performed to correct deviations and dental problems. Bite deviations can be caused by several causes, such as jaw tightness, proximality (small distance between teeth), sunken teeth, etc.
The most important bite problems that may require orthodontics
- Jaw stenosis: which may be caused by disproportionate sizes between the jaws or some teeth.
- Mismatched teeth: such as hyperactive or hyperactive teeth, which can lead to an uneven bite and misalignment.
- Sunken teeth: which can cause changes in bite height and brittle teething problems (Bruxism).
Canine orthodontic treatment
It may be done using fixed appliances (such as brackets) or removable appliances (such as orthodontic plates). The duration of canine orthodontic treatment may vary and depends on the degree of deviation and related problems.
Rabbit tooth orthodontics or rabbit jaw orthodontics
It is a type of orthodontics that is used to correct deviations and brittle teeth problems (Bruxism). This type of orthodontics is specially designed for people who engage in intense teeth-grinding activities and suffer from the resulting deviations.
Performing rabbit teeth orthodontics
For this purpose, special devices are used that allow the fangs and teeth to be in their natural position and correct the misalignment and unevenness. These devices may be of different shapes and sizes and are used depending on the needs of each individual.
Benefits of rabbit teeth orthodontics
- Reducing gum wounds and cracks caused by intense chewing.
- Reducing pressure and stress caused by heavy picking.
- Improving the alignment of teeth and bites.
- Correction of teeth dislocations.
- Helping to reduce the pain and discomfort caused by teeth collision.
It is important to choose a suitable and experienced orthodontist to perform this procedure. Also, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions for maintaining and caring for your appliances during the process to get the best results and care for your dental health.
Dental orthodontic procedures
They usually include several main steps that are performed to correct dental deviations and problems. These steps may vary according to the needs and different cases of each person.
Description of these steps:
- Initial consultation and examination: At this stage, the orthodontist or orthodontic specialist meets you and examines your dental deviations and problems. This stage includes taking dental photographs, oral health questionnaires and medical history.
- Treatment planning: After examining and diagnosing dental problems, a treatment plan is determined. This includes determining the treatment goals, choosing the type of orthodontic device, determining the timing and estimating the duration of the treatment.
- Installing the orthodontic device: In this step, the selected orthodontic device (such as brackets, spacer, plate, etc.) is installed on the teeth. This step may require several sessions to install the device.
- Adjusting the orthodontic device: After installing the device, the orthodontist adjusts it to achieve the desired improvement in the position of the teeth and jaws. This step includes the adjustment of orthodontic brackets, braces and bands.
- Replacement and adjustment sessions: during the orthodontic process, regular sessions are held to adjust and replace devices and braces to improve treatment procedures.
- Post-treatment: After completing the orthodontic process, the orthodontist provides the necessary instructions and guidance to maintain the treatment results. This includes the use of guards and restraints.
To perform canine orthodontics, it is important to choose a suitable and experienced orthodontist to perform this procedure. Also, be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions for maintaining and caring for your appliances during the process to get the best results and care for your dental health.