CLASSIFICATION OF DENTAL BRACES
- Mobile Braces
They are made of plastic and stimulate bone development and generate space for crowding teeth. They are used before all teeth have developed and there are still milk teeth present. The orthodontist will teach you how to insert and remove the braces, how to clean them and how many hours a day you need to wear them. At first you will feel a slight pressure on the teeth, you will salivate more and speech will be a little strange, since your palate is covered by a plastic object. All these are normal and they will go away in a few days, as your body gets accustomed with the dental braces. You will have to come in once a month to make necessary adjustments.
- Fixed Braces
They are most common with teenagers and adults. Using braces, we obtain perfectly aligned teeth. Aesthetically, they can be metallic, ceramics or sapphire.
- Content Braces
Keep teeth in the correct position and are essential in preventing relapses. They are applied after the fixed dental braces are removed. They can be fixed or mobile. Your orthodontist will tell you how and how long you need to wear them.
- The Breaker
They are fixed dental braces, cemented on the top third molars. They are used for excessively narrow upper jaw to gradually increase the dental arch and improve the bite. After the desired result is reached, it can be worn for several months to prevent a relapse.
- Delaire Mask
It is a device used for patients whose teeth and jaw bone overlap over the upper teeth (overbite).
It is necessary that treatment is begun as soon as possible and only during child development.
They need to be worn at home and during the night.
- HEADGEAR Device
Used for patients with protruding upper teeth and upper jaw. The device slowly pushes back the teeth and restricts overgrowth of the upper jaw bone. They need to be worn at night and for 2-3 hours before bedtime.
- Surgery to Complement Orthodontics
Most of the time, appearance is what drives the patient to the orthodontist. There are a number of discrepancies: small upper jaw, crowded teeth, overexposed gums, protruding or receding chin, etc. Some patients obtain great results with just braces. Others need orthodontic treatment and surgery on bones and soft tissues, such as chin, nose, etc.
Orthodontic implants are small titanium screws, inserted in the jaw bone, on which elastic arches are attached. They can improve the efficacy of braces, reducing the time needed for the desired results. They are then easily removed, since they are not integrated in the bone.
Surgically accelerated orthodontics involves the realization of guides at bone level, which will ease the migration of the teeth in the desired direction. At the same time, the size and quality of the marginal periodontium are improved using artificial bone and resorbable collagen membranes.
Advantages to classical methods
- Reduces the time needed for optimum results by 50%.
- It also treats periodontal defects and strengthens marginal periodontium.
- Additional costs
- Involves a surgical step