What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the anomaly of teeth and jaws. Orthodontics deals with the prevention and dental and skeletal treatment of functional or anatomical disorders in the head and neck region. This treatment is done by an orthodontist.
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When is Orthodontic Examination Performed?
What are Orthodontics Treatment Methods?
Orthodontics for Kids
The most common orthodontic problem in children is the forward movement of the permanent teeth due to the premature extraction of the deciduous molars and the occupation of the future teeth. In this case, fixed or removable space maintainers should be made.
Who is Orthodontist?
After 5 years of dentistry education, the orthodontist is equipped to perform treatment in this field by taking 4-6 years of specialization training in university clinics. As long-term approaches are required due to the nature of orthodontic treatments, it does not seem possible to gain experience with short-term training.
The most important factor in the prevalence of adult orthodontics is the prolongation of human life and the increase in quality of life. Today, 60-70 years of age are accepted as middle age, these people want to be comfortable in their social life.
Orthodontic treatment, popularly known as braces, is the science that corrects the disorders, crowding and skeletal incompatibilities of the teeth and jaws. Although the most striking aspect of this treatment is braces, many devices and methods such as removable appliances, growth orientation exercises, lingual braces, clear aligners and mini screws are used.
Although the lower jaw retrognathia is also common, it is less aesthetically pleasing. In this case, the treatment planning is done not only to correct the teeth, but also to bring the lower jaw to the correct position by surgery. In this way, the external appearance of the face also changes a lot. This treatment is called orthognathic surgery (Jaw surgery).
Clear Aligner Treatment
Although orthodontic treatments are often associated with braces, the demand for orthodontics without braces, and the development of computer technology and 3D design in recent years, opened the way for the production of clear aligners that are used for orthodontics.