Which Treatment is Applied When?
People of all ages can benefit from treatment if they only suffer from teeth problems, as opposed to larger issues related to jaw alignment. Jaw-related problems, however, are best treated during development. Orthodontists can determine the stage of a patient’s growth and development by means of “cephalometric,” or wrist, X-rays, since a patient’s bone age and chronological age do not always correspond with each other. Even in the event that active growth and development have finished in a patient, severe jaw-skeletal problems can be treated by a combination of orthodontic and surgical treatment known as orognathic surgery.
Types of Orthodontics
A. Protective Orthodontics: The primary duty of an orthodontist is to prevent the emergence of orthodontic anomalies in children. Ensuring that the spaces of extracted baby teeth remain open is critical to ensuring the proper sequencing of permanent teeth in the future.
B. Suspensive Orthodontics: If orthodontic problems have not been prevented in children, they can be rectified and prevented from occurring once more with suspensive orthodontic techniques. Such treatment can include extractions to halt bad habits (e.g. thumb-sucking) and prevent the future emergence of crooked teeth.
C. Therapeutic Orthodontics: Therapy may be ordered by an orthodontist after the appearance of an orthodontic anomaly.
Goals of Orthodontic Treatment
- To ensure good chewing, speaking and breathing;
- To provide patients with the best-looking teeth, jaw and face possible;
- To prevent problems that can treated with orthodontic techniques from recurring.
The Next Step
The next step is to arrange a private consultation with one of the DENTAGLOBAL associated clinics and offices in Paris, London, Rotterdam or our own facility in Izmir. You can also get a quote by filling in the detailed form on our website. We would be happy to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to hearing from you.