Our Centre provides orthodontic treatment to children, teenagers and adults.
We offer fixed and removable appliances. See our specialists for an orthodontic consultation.
Orthodontics is our field of expertise.
We specialise in prevention and treatment of malocclusion as well as in therapy of difficult orthognathic defects and clefts. Our Centre provides therapy to all patients – children, teenagers and adults.
If you find your teeth to be misaligned, overlapping, excessively advanced or retruded, you have a problem with flossing as your teeth are too crowded, you find it difficult to pronounce some sounds, you or your child lisp, make an appointment for an orthodontic consultation.
During the first appointment, the doctor will:
- take an impression of your teeth to make orthognathic casts,
- take X-rays: cephalometric and panoramic images,
- take digital intraoral and extraoral photographs.
Based on the casts and images, the doctor will prepare the plan of the orthodontic treatment and propose an appliance best-suited to your occlusal defect. Fitting of an orthodontic appliance is a painless procedure. For 2 or 3 days after placement, you may feel discomfort and slight pain caused by the pull on the teeth – this is completely natural.
A therapy with a fixed appliance usually takes about 2 years, yet its precise duration depends on the type and severity of defect. Throughout the orthodontic treatment, you should pay check-up visits every 4 to 6 weeks. Once the fixed appliance has been removed, the doctor will provide you with a retention appliance in order to sustain the effects of the completed orthodontic treatment.
A fixed orthodontic appliance is composed of four elements:
the so-called elastic rubber bands, are put on brackets. They come in a variety of fashionable colours. Sometimes metal ligatures are used.
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Orthodontic treatment may involve the use of various fixed appliances, e.g.:
Maintenance of fixed
Recommendations after placement of the appliance
Cleaning the teeth
Tips after wearing orthodontic appliance
Persons wearing a fixed appliance should remember to clean their teeth and the appliance several times a day (especially after eating). They should avoid eating sweet and sticky food which may damage the appliance and increase the risk of dental caries. If you wear a fixed appliance, you should get a handy cleaning kit (dental brush, spiral brush and tooth paste) to clean your teeth and appliance after every meal, wherever you are, at school or at work.
You may also use special accessories to clean places with difficult access:
- orthodontic toothbrush with a groove in the middle, specially designed to clean the entire surface of a tooth and external part of a bracket,
- electric toothbrush with a special tip to clean teeth to which a fixed appliance has been bonded,
- toothpaste with an increased fluoride content,
- spiral and interdental brushes (single-tuft) of various sizes,
- superfloss with a threader, which allows you to put the stiffened end through the interdental space over the archwire,
- mouthwash with an antibacterial effect,
- dental water jet to remove plaque from interdental spaces.
While wearing a fixed appliance it is not recommended to eat sticky foodstuffs, especially sweets, e.g. fudge. You should also reduce the amount of hard foodstuffs which may damage the appliance by, among others, removing a band.
Chewing gum is also inadvisable.
If a bracket or a band has been dislodged, loose elements will not fall out from your mouth as they have been fitted to the archwire with special ligatures. However, they may move and shift slightly, which will cause discomfort. In such a case, see your orthodontist without delay.
An orthodontic appliance may be dangerous when doing some of the sports, such as riding on a mountain bike, skateboarding, or practising various types of martial arts. It is recommended to use protective splints.
the orthodontic therapy:
- The aesthetics of the smile is enhanced thanks to straight and beautiful teeth.
- The facial features are improved.
- Speech disorders are corrected.
- Reduced crowding and correct alignment of the teeth makes the patient is less susceptible to periodontal diseases and dental caries.
- The dental arch is expanded and provides better support for soft tissues, which slows down the formation of wrinkles and makes the nasolabial folds shallower.
- The teeth are straightened, excessive tooth wear is eliminated and the chewing function improves.
- The therapy allows to achieve the correct occlusion and eliminate disorders in functioning of the temporomandibular joints.
- In the case of seniors, orthodontic therapy combined with the implant and prosthetic treatment provides the effect of healthy and well-maintained teeth and ensures a younger look.
Yes. You should brush them thoroughly and use floss to clean interdental spaces. Producers offer numerous items dedicated for patients with orthodontic appliances, i.e. toothpaste with increased fluoride content, dental floss, orthodontic toothbrushes with special shape and single-tuft brushes.
Unfortunately, yes, it does. Hence a thorough cleaning of the teeth after every meal is so essential – during an orthodontic therapy, a dental cleaning kit is indispensable in daily oral hygiene. Food residues, if left on the elements of the appliance, stimulate the development of plaque on dental surfaces.
4. I’ve heard that a patient feels toothache after fitting of an appliance, the gums and cheeks inside are injured, is it true?
Pain sensation depends on the pain threshold of every patient. Some patients feel pain for a few days and have to take painkillers, others do not feel anything. Every patient is different, but if pain occurs, it usually passes after a few days. The same applies to cheeks and lips inside your mouth – they need time to get used to the orthodontic appliance. During the first appointment, we provide our patients with orthodontic wax to apply over the appliance in places where it irritates the buccal mucous membrane. Patients also receive detailed instructions how to deal with the appliance.
You can eat normally during the orthodontic therapy, i.e. eat what you used to eat before, you should, however, avoid “biting into” hard foodstuffs, e.g. apple – cut it into pieces and then eat, do not take bites of an apple. We recommend avoiding such hard foodstuffs as hazel nuts, walnuts, almonds and hard sweets, as well as sticky foodstuffs which may adhere to the elements of a fixed appliance, i.e. toffee, fudge, honey etc.
6. Gaps appeared between my teeth while wearing an orthodontic appliance. Do I have to worry about it?
Gaps may appear between the teeth during the therapy and this is a part of the treatment. Teeth move as intended during specific stages of the therapy, hence the gaps – smaller or bigger. At the end of the therapy the teeth will be on their proper places, well-aligned and without any gaps.
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