“Orthodontics literally means straight teeth.”
Those who turn to orthodontists often do so to improve their aesthetics through a more suitable alignment of their teeth. However, it is clear that the orthodontist is not only concerned with straightening crooked teeth, or at least it is not the only goal to which their daily practise tends. In reality the orthodontist exercises in the broadest field of diagnosis, prevention and therapy of dental misalignments, maxillary growth disorders and developmental defects of dentition. All conditions that determine alterations both in the aesthetics of the smile and, often in concomitance, in the function of the masticatory system. It is in attention to both aesthetics and health of the smile apparatus that orthodontics aims for”.
Orthodontics is not just about children. Since the sensitivity to aesthetic and functional problems caused by dental misalignment is quite recent, it is not uncommon that children or adults need to be treated by orthodontists. The work tool is the orthodontic appliance. This is selected by the specialist in order to achieve the therapeutic objective, capable of moving the teeth and aligning them in the final programmed position.
What are the differences between the various orthodontic appliances?
We talk about fixed orthodontics (with metal or aesthetic attacks), mobile orthodontics, or invisible orthodontics (Invisalign) in reference to the type of device used for the correction of the pathology, which, depending on the case, can be glued or cemented to the teeth, applied and removed by the patient, or almost imperceptible to the observation of the patient in treatment. Orthodontic appliances can be more than one type (mobile, fixed) during therapy, particularly in orthodontic treatment of children when there are associated growth problems and dental misalignments.
The Rusaldent orthodontist, after an accurate free visit to our clinic (where we will proceed, among other things, with the detection of fingerprints, photographs, radiographic diagnosis, etc. of the patient in question) will proceed to the study of the case and then, in the following session he will propose to the patient the most appropriate therapy and all the possible aesthetic and functional alternatives (indicating for each one also the advantages and disadvantages) for the achievement of the prefixed objective.