It is based on correcting the position of teeth and jaws through individualized medical devices.
The start of treatment is through a study that involves cephalometric analysis of profile radiography, analysis of models of the mouth, analysis photographs and analysis of clinical and family history. Only from this study will we be able to know what we need to do in each case. The type of devices and devices to be used is given by the study, and it may be necessary to use removable, fixed and/or biomechanical devices. The duration of orthodontic treatments depends on several factors and may take months or years, but on average they last between 18 to 24 months.
Orthodontics is not just about correcting teeth, it is also about correcting the position of the jaws, aesthetics and facial harmony. Sometimes the appearance of the smile changes in 360º. It’s also not just aesthetic, it’s also functional, so that we don’t have future problems, either joint or dental. But it is certainly a future guarantee, an investment in ourselves and/or our children.
The image we have is owed a lot to the smile we present, ua beautiful smile can change a life, a future and certainly the image that others have of us. We can always use the device at any age and the effort of using it pays off in the future.
Frequently asked questions
Cephalometric imaging offers different projections ( Lateral , PA / AP ) of the skull and soft tissue. This type of examination is frequently requested by orthodontists and maxillofacial surgeons, proving to be an essential tool for the correct planning and monitoring of treatments.
It is a modern system currently used in orthodontics with great advantage in reducing the average treatment time. In addition to the scientifically proven effectiveness of the system, the great advantage for the patient is that orthodontic treatment can be done with a 50% reduction in the average time of traditional treatments. In addition to a reduction of up to 70% in the number of visits needed by orthodontists.
According to information from ORMCO:
Brackets are not the only stars of treatment. The association of this system, with the most modern arch technology such as Turbo, Copper Niti and TMA – Titanium Molybdenum, is the key that allows the average treatment time to be so reduced. Alloys developed by NASA, which are used in satellites and rockets, in addition to being much more comfortable, allow them to be used for up to 1 year, if necessary.
Sometimes there are differences in the jaws that result in a very protruding chin, this pathology is called Prognathism.
The treatment of these cases is carried out by a team and involves orthodontic treatment and the plastic or orthognathic correction of the position of the upper and/or lower jaw.
The results are surprising, in the study of each case, an aesthetic simulation of the treatment is made and the expected result can be seen.