Orthodontics

Orthodontics

 Orthodontics is a branch of science in which the order of the teeth in the lower and upper jaws and the harmony of the jaws are examined, and accordingly diagnosis and treatment are performed. There are negative consequences of crowded teeth coming out. In addition to an aesthetically disturbing appearance, this process, which also invites many unwanted disorders in terms of oral and dental health, is straighten with orthodontic treatment. The treatment is carried out in both of our dental clinics.

Why Does Crowding Occur in Teeth?

Teeth crowding is when there is disharmony in the tooth- to-jaw size relationship or when the teeth are larger than the available space. There are more than one reasons for teeth crowding that requires orthodontic treatment. Both genetic and environmental factors can lead to an intricate lining of teeth.

  • Incompatibility between jaw size and tooth size, 
  • When an effective oral and dental care is not performed in decays and tooth loss experiences,
  • Slipping in the places of the teeth that grow after the loss of milk teeth,
  • Tonsil and adenoid problems,
  • Mouth breathing,
  • Sucking pacifiers and feeding bottles for a long time and similar reasons cause skeletal problems and many discomfort such as tooth crowding and closing disorder in the mouth.



Is It Necessary To Correct Teeth With Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontics provides a healthy and proper alignment of the teeth. Incorrect alignment that occurs during the ejection process has negative effects on oral and dental health. Since the bad rows of teeth decreases the efficiency of brushing teeth considerably, it causes some health problems, like;

  • Gum ailments,
  • Tooth decay and tooth loss due to this,
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders caused by jaw muscles under intense pressure,
  • Head, back and shoulder pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorders,
  • Chewing and speech disorders,
  • Self-confidence problems and similar complaints due to aesthetic appearance.

Orthodontic treatment is extremely important in terms of both appearance and health. Since it is a long-term treatment method, the discomfort should not be ignored and the problem should be determined by visiting an orthodontist who is an expert in the field in order to reach a solution as soon as possible.

 Is There an Age Limit in Orthodontics?

Orthodontics does not only deal with the misalignment of teeth but also covers the treatment of skeletal problems where the lower or upper jaw is anterior or posterior. There is no specific age limit for the treatment of crowded teeth. Adult patients also frequently resort to this treatment in order to eliminate the defects in their teeth and to have a healthy smile. However, it is recommended that the necessary interventions in jaw bone disorders be performed before the age of 12. It requires using both orthodontic and surgical techniques in jaw treatments performed at older ages. For this reason, determining the problems with orthodontic examination performed before the age of 7 is of great importance for a faster and more effective treatment process.

How Is Orthodontics done in İzmir?

Fixed orthodontic treatment and removable orthodontic treatment are the two methods which are used in treatment.

Fixed appliances are used in fixed orthodontic treatment. These appliances are designed in such a way that they cannot be removed by the patient. A corrugated material called bracket, consisting of metal, porcelain or plastic material, is attached to the tooth surface. There are also brackets that can be applied to the back surface of the tooth. The wire passing through the bracket grooves ensures that the teeth are aligned. In order not to interrupt the treatment process, the falling brackets should be cared for and they should be shown to the orthodontist. 

The appliances used in removable orthodontic treatment are suitable for insertion and removal by the patient. This method, which is more effective in younger age groups, can be used with fixed orthodontic treatment as a complementary treatment in people older than 12 years.

Fixed and mobile appliances are designed to put pressure on both the jawbone and teeth. In this way, the position of the tooth or jaw can be changed as desired in the direction of the force applied to the intended areas.



Fixed orthodontic treatment and removable orthodontic treatment are the two methods which are used in treatment.

Fixed appliances are used in fixed orthodontic treatment. These appliances are designed in such a way that they cannot be removed by the patient. A corrugated material called bracket, consisting of metal, porcelain or plastic material, is attached to the tooth surface. There are also brackets that can be applied to the back surface of the tooth. The wire passing through the bracket grooves ensures that the teeth are aligned. In order not to interrupt the treatment process, the falling brackets should be cared for and they should be shown to the orthodontist. 

The appliances used in removable orthodontic treatment are suitable for insertion and removal by the patient. This method, which is more effective in younger age groups, can be used with fixed orthodontic treatment as a complementary treatment in people older than 12 years.

Fixed and mobile appliances are designed to put pressure on both the jawbone and teeth. In this way, the position of the tooth or jaw can be changed as desired in the direction of the force applied to the intended areas.

How Long Does the Orthodontic Treatment Take?

The duration of the orthodontic treatment is one of the most frequently asked question by patients. Orthodontic treatment is a long-term treatment method. The most important factor affecting this process is related to the severity of the problem in the patient's teeth or jaw bones. After a detailed examination, the expected duration of the treatment process is shared with the patient. During this process, the patient's being very careful, complying with the rules shared by the orthodontist and regular visits to the controls ensure that the process does not prolong and an effective result is obtained.