What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry aiming at correcting and healing dental constitution and jaw disorders usually caused by abnormal development of the dentition in an individual. It aims to prevent, mitigate or even eliminate those irregularities, by restoring through mechanical devices the normal functionality of dental and jaw system in the most correct possible way.
What is Interceptive Orthodontics?
Interceptive Orthodontics provides treatments at an early age, during the most active stages of dental and craniofacial skeleton growth. Such actions are aimed at removing the factors responsible for malocclusion of teeth and restore normal growth allowing a correct dental and functional alignment.
What kind of benefits does orthodontic treatment bring?
The main benefits of orthodontic treatment are: improvement of facial aesthetics, smile, occlusion functionality. An important factor to take into account is also how easily well aligned teeth can be cleaned, bringing obvious advantage in the prevention of caries and periodontal diseases.
WHEN is the best time to see a child?
The ideal moment to see a child is at the age of 6/7 years. At this age deciduous teeth begin changing, and early skeletal and dental diseases can be easily detected.
Can an adult undergo orthodontic treatment?
It is possible to align teeth at any age, as long as supporting teeth tissues are in good health.
What is Invisalign® technique?
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made using 3D imaging techniques.
Patients, thanks to a computer based process using innovative technology, can see progress and treatment outcome.
Custom-made aligners are:
How long does treatment last?
The time it takes to complete treatment varies from person to person, depending on the complexity of each straightening issue but it is established in advance. Patients can see from the beginning step-by-step how teeth are expected to look at the end of Invisalign treatment before it even begins and have the chance to see, step by step, movements and changes of teeth until they reach the desired result.
Are results stable over time?
As for traditional orthodontic therapy, even Invisalign technology needs a phase of restraint in order to avoid any relapses. Vivera clear retainers are made of thermoplastic material resistant to deformation and are therefore able to guarantee effective and long lasting control.
How do I know if I suffer from temporomandibular disorder?
Temporomandibular disorders cause vary symptoms, the most common of which are: pain or noise (pops or rubbing) in the jaw joint, limitation of mouth opening, deviations of the mouth, headache, pain and fatigue in face muscles, pain or stiffness in neck, shoulders and back. If you have some of these symptoms please consider seeking advice from a specialist.
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the excessive grinding or clenching of the teeth. "Grinding" means crawling teeth with lateral or forward and backward movements; "tightening" means clenching teeth without moving them.
In the former case you notice teeth wear (they are worn by crawling so much), especially canines, which often have flattened tips. In the latter case teeth generally do not consume significantly, but they present fissures, i.e. small cracks on the enamel. Real fractures can also be found on teeth or dentures.
What is speech therapy?
The activity of a speech therapist aims at the training and rehabilitation from all pathologies causing disorders of voice, word, spoken and written language and communication handicaps; it aims also at the rehabilitation of atypical swallowing or bad habits involving, if prolonged in time, skeletal malocclusions and skull and mandibular growth diseases.
What are “Incognito” Lingual Appliances?
They are customized lingual appliances: brackets are placed behind the teeth, providing a highly comfortable and completely invisible treatment device.
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