What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the main branch of dentistry that covers the diagnosis of crooked teeth and the treatment methods applied in the harmonization of these teeth. Orthodontic treatment is a broad branch of dentistry that addresses many tooth alignment and orthodontic problems, especially tooth crowding. On the one hand, orthodontics offers solutions to eliminate the patient’s tooth alignment problems, on the other hand, it aims to create an aesthetic and cosmetic improvement for the patient.

What does Orthodontics cover?

Orthodontics, also popularly known as braces treatment, actually covers much more than braces application. Accordingly, orthodontics, which can cover various dental problems, especially malocclusion, promises the patient both physical and moral improvement. On the one hand, people who have difficulty in fulfilling their basic vital functions such as speaking, chewing and biting, on the other hand, have to struggle with the anxieties caused by their physical appearance. Orthodontic treatment methods, which are a solution for the patient in both issues, are carried out with the aim of improving the patient in every aspect and achieving a better position in life. We can list the orthodontic solutions offered with an orthodontic specialist as follows.

  • Correction of crooked teeth
  • Closing interdental spaces
  • Alignment of teeth
  • Improvement of oral function
  • Alignment of teeth
  • – A healthier mouth structure
  • – Improvement of speech and masticatory functions
  • – Contributing to tooth and gum health in the long term
  • – Elimination of misalignments between teeth and jaws
  • Repair of malocclusion of the upper jaw or lower jaw

Orthodontic Treatments

Basically, orthodontic treatments can be categorized into two groups according to the nature of the appliances used: Fixed orthodontic treatment methods and removable orthodontic treatment methods. As the names suggest, fixed methods are performed with the use of fixed orthodontic appliances, while the appliances used in removable orthodontic methods can be removed and reused by the patient. In this context, braces and fixed placeholders are known as fixed appliances, while some of the extraoral appliances and aligners are referred to in the literature as removable orthodontic appliances. Now, let’s take a closer look at orthodontic treatments.

1-Dental Braces (bu başlık diş teli sayfasına linklenecek)

The first concept that comes to mind when we think of orthodontics is dental braces. In this context, braces are among the most frequently used and most effective orthodontic treatments. For more information about braces, please click on the dental braces heading.

2-Fixed Placeholders

Fixed Placeholders, known as “Fixed Space Maintainers” in the literature, are actually, as the name suggests, apparatuses prepared for children who have lost their milk teeth to hold their place in the spaces before their permanent teeth erupt. The replacement of lost milk teeth with permanent teeth may vary from child to child and may take some time. During this time, the teeth on either side of the gap may tend to shift towards this gap. It is sometimes best to use these fixed placeholders to prevent this shift and to hold the place of the permanent tooth to come up. Although they are fixed, some placeholders can also be designed to be movable depending on the need.

3-Extraoral Appliances

The other name of extraoral appliances in dentistry literature is “headgear”. Especially in the case of jaw abnormalities, the most common orthodontic treatment method is the use of extraoral appliances. Extraoral appliances, which can be worn outside the mouth, on the head, neck or nape in cases where great forces need to be applied, are designed to eliminate jaw abnormalities. Extraoral appliances are mostly preferred for adolescents between the ages of 12-16 who are in the age of rapid period of growth. In this way, the child can overcome the TMJ disorder at a young age while its development is still incomplete. Extraoral orthodontic masks and orthodontic appliances may differ in terms of the duration of use. These periods vary depending on the nature or severity of the mouth or TMJ disorder. However, it is worth noting that the most effective orthodontic treatment is the regular use of a extraoral appliance for 16-18 hours every day. The risk of not fully achieving the intended results is higher when using the appliance for less than these periods. The use of extraoral appliances is a method used in disorders of upper and lower tooth curvatures, uneven jaw and facial structure, bucked teeth, advanced speech and chewing disorders, tooth loss and malocclusion.

Orthodontics Prices

Orthodontic treatments have different duration, a unique application area and a variable price range. The orthodontic treatment prices vary according to the preferred method. In addition, the level of complication of the disorder in your teeth and the physician you choose to solve the orthodontic problem are among the other factors that affect orthodontic prices. Due to the law, we cannot share prices on our website, we invite you to our clinic for a coffee and an examination. Please contact us.

Dental Braces

The first concept that comes to mind when we think of orthodontics is dental braces.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Bruxism Treatment

Bruxism is a condition in which you grind, gnash or clench your teeth. Most people suffer from clenching, which can occur for many reasons.