It is the speciality that deals with the correction of the position of the teeth and the control of the growth of the jaws with the aim of obtaining a correct dental alignment, a good relationship between the jaws and a facial harmony. In addition to the esthetic component of orthodontic treatment, there is the functional component.
When the teeth are well aligned, it is easier to perform a correct brushing, which always contributes to better oral hygiene. The type of orthodontic treatment depends on the age and type of malocclusion of each patient. As long as there is good periodontal support (the tissues surrounding the tooth) there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment.
Before starting the orthodontic treatment, we do a study of the patient's functional, dental, and esthetic problems. The orthodontic study is essential to offer the best individualized treatment plan. The orthodontist should devote time and resources to analyzing each case and getting a complete diagnosis. The records we use are:
- Intraoral photographs
- Front and profile photographs (with resting and natural smile)
- Dental plaster models
- Two X-rays: orthopantomography and teleradiography
- Complementary tests such as dental TC
Interceptive or functional orthodontics is used to improve the growth and optimal development of the maxillary bone and the mandible of children, avoiding subsequent occlusion problems when the child has completed its growth phase. Habits like thumb sucking or placing tongue in a wrong position when swallowing can be solved more easily at this age with the help of Interceptive orthodontics. The devices used can be fixed or removable according to the needs of each case.
Invisalign is an esthetic orthodontic system for those people who need orthodontic treatment, but for personal or professional reasons they want their devices not to be visible. To do this, a sequence of transparent aligners is used to gradually correct the position of teeth. A great advantage of Invisalign is that it is removable, you can remove it to eat or brush your teeth, which offers greater comfort and hygiene.
Invisalign offers various treatment modalities. Invisalign i7 and Invisalign Lite is used for simple leveling cases, ideal for small malocclusions or relapses of orthodontics. In this treatment option the number of aligners is limited so the treatment time is shorter.
Invisalign Teen e Invisalign full is the ideal treatment option to treat complex cases. It is the standard treatment of Invisalign that we use in the majority of patients and in which the number of aligners and the treatment time are not limited.
Traditional orthodontics are based on the placement of metal brackets on the teeth. Despite recent innovations in orthodontics, they are still the most widely used because of their great versatility. The use of metal brackets helps orthodontists to position teeth correctly, which is not always possible with the most modern orthodontic systems.
The sapphire brackets are a more esthetic option than the traditional metal brackets. They are made of sapphire microcrystals, a material of great hardness and resistance that is not stained with the passage of time. Being translucent, they allow to see the color of the tooth enamel being, in this way, much more discreet.