What is a full Orthodontic treatment?

If you got here, you already know what an Orthodontic Dentist is. But do you know what we do? What does a Full Orthodontic Treatment offer? In this article, we are going to tell you all about what you'll obtain with a Full Treatment. 

Orthodontics is a specific part of dentistry that treats facial and jaw malformations, but you already know this, right? Having a proper alignment of your teeth and jaw will grant you coherent speech, chewing, and biting skills. 

The Full Orthodontics Treatment consists of using different devices to achieve the right jaw and facial alignment. The type of approach implemented will depend on the sort of malocclusion or teeth misalignment. 

What malocclusion or misalignment can be fixed with a Full Treatment?

  • Overcrowding can happen when there is a growth of adult teeth, causing the overcrowding of arch space and finally can lead to misalignment. Overcrowding may create twisting and a total displacement of teeth.
  • A pronounced lower jaw that protrudes further than the upper jaw is called Negative Underjet, and this malocclusion makes the chin look larger and pointed.  
  • A protruding upper jaw encountering the lower jaw is called an overbite. This kind of malocclusion makes the chin look like it has retreated.

Starting the Full Treatment 

After discovering which type of misalignment is bothering the client, it's time to develop an individual treatment plan, made by a precise visual examination of the patient’s smile. After this careful analysis, diagnostic records are created. 

These records include panoramic x-rays, bite patterns, and extra imaging of the jaw joints in some circumstances. This type of method permits the construction of an anticipated treatment program. 

Once the diagnosis and development stages are complete, a fixed or removable orthodontic device is applied to relocate the teeth and jaw arches into ideal alignment. If the patient has an overcrowded mouth, one or several teeth may need to be removed to prepare the mouth for the realignment process. 

Fixed Devices

The fixed brace is made of ceramic, and clear or metal brackets that are fixed over every tooth throughout the treatment. An archwire is attached through each bracket to unite them. The wire is frequently tightened until the wanted effects are achieved. Typically Is common that the fixed brackets are removed after 18-30 months.

Removable Devices

Removable braces come in various forms and dimensions and are popular because of their comfort. Removable braces include headgear, which adjusts malocclusions due to developmental difficulties; retainers that keep the right alignment of the teeth after orthodontic treatment; and Invisalign® trays, which are applied for various weeks at a time to fix usual teeth alignment problems.

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