What is orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment consists of arranging the teeth according to the principles of biomechanics to improve or restore correct occlusal contacts, and thus aesthetics. Restoring the balance in the stomatognathic system by eliminating the malocclusion has a favourable systemic aspect.

The consultation visit involves examining the patient, taking an interview, impressions for diagnostic models, panoramic and cephalometric radiographs, including making photographic documentation.

At the next visit, the patient is given a treatment plan, along with a cost estimate, which may include thin-arch braces, consisting of brackets glued to the teeth, ligatures, and arches.

The treatment lasts on average two years, and follow-up visits take place every six weeks depending on the treatment needs. During control visits, active elements such as bows, clasps, wire ligatures, rubber bands, chains, and springs are replaced. It may be necessary to use thick-arch braces mounted on rings on molar teeth to strengthen the clamp, or to use orthodontic implants. Everything depends on the individual needs of the patient.