Orthodontics today. A perfect, shiny smile and well-aligned teeth have become one of the most desired attributes in modern times. Not only women but also men aspire to achieve this standard. That’s why wearing orthodontic appliances is no longer uncommon and has even become fashionable for many. So why not take advantage of modern orthodontic solutions and ensure beautiful and healthy teeth?
Before starting the treatment for malocclusion, we have a thorough discussion with the patient, explaining that the changes introduced as part of orthodontic therapy affect not only the teeth but also the bones and soft tissues. This way, we can improve the facial features – all for the benefit of the patient! These changes are possible because we precisely correct the position of the teeth in the oral cavity. Every orthodontic treatment begins with a consultation with an orthodontist – a specialist in the therapy of malocclusions and teeth alignment corrections.
Orthodontic consultation for adults is indicated primarily in the case of health problems such as:
The treatment process for adults is indeed quite time-consuming due to fully formed bone structures. However, modern orthodontic appliances allow for the correction of most bite irregularities.
Planning the treatment involves examining the teeth, oral cavity, and performing necessary radiological tests, photographs, and diagnostic models or dental scans. Based on this, orthodontists at the Warsaw Dental Center in Warsaw create an individualized plan for each patient. Modern orthodontics and dentistry have no age limits – whether the patient is 8 or 80 years old.
At our clinic, you will be cared for by the best, experienced specialists in orthodontics who will address any issue related to your bite problem. Orthodontic treatment at our clinic will allow you to:
Among the most commonly used methods to correct a malocclusion, we utilize:
Removable appliances, as the name suggests, can be put on and taken off by the patient. Depending on the type of malocclusion, the appliance’s structure, and the way it operates, we distinguish:
Fixed orthodontic appliances are most commonly used in adults. Its structure consists of rings and brackets, known as brackets, and an arch connecting all these elements. The rings are mounted on the molar teeth, while the brackets correct the position of the remaining permanent teeth with the use of metal brackets. Additional elements, such as slip hooks, ligatures, or springs, complement the entire structure.
By using a fixed appliance, we can correct dental defects like:
At the Warsaw Dental Center, we offer fixed appliances bonded to teeth (traditional metal or less visible aesthetic ones). The Invisalign system, on the other hand, is an ideal solution for those who prefer discreet treatment. It’s important to note that not every type of appliance is suitable for treating all malocclusions. The orthodontist will inform the patient about the most beneficial treatment method.
Orthodontic treatment typically lasts around 24 months. During treatment, it’s crucial to adhere to the appointments scheduled by the specialist doctor. Skipping or purposefully postponing follow-up appointments during treatment will unnecessarily prolong the period of wearing the appliance.
Orthodontic treatment for adults using fixed braces requires particular self-discipline and close collaboration with the doctor. Fixed braces can contribute to increased plaque accumulation and make teeth cleaning more challenging, often leading to tooth decay, enamel demineralization, or gum inflammation. A good orthodontist presents a treatment plan during the initial consultation, emphasizing oral hygiene and the duration of the treatment. Among the recommendations provided by the orthodontist, there will certainly be advice on how to brush teeth and maintain oral hygiene through rinsing and cleaning interdental spaces with dental floss, which helps prevent tooth decay and other oral diseases.
Parents whose children have problems with proper teeth alignment should seek orthodontic consultation. When is the best time to have the first orthodontic appointment with your child? Ideally, the first visit should take place before the age of 7. Malocclusions in children are correctable and typically end in complete success. For orthodontic treatment in children and teenagers, removable braces are used. They are made of a special acrylic material and a flexible steel wire. Additionally, an important component of the removable brace is orthodontic screws made of stainless steel, which are used to expand the dental arch.
The effectiveness of treatment with a removable orthodontic appliance for malocclusions in children largely depends on parental discipline and control. It’s necessary to wear the appliance for several hours a day. Additionally, regular follow-up visits, typically once a month in our clinic, are needed. These visits are essential for our orthodontist to monitor the progress of the treatment and make appropriate adjustments. A significant advantage of removable appliances is that they allow for proper oral hygiene since the appliance can be taken out and cleaned at any time. We usually use this type of appliance for children up to the age of 13 when dealing with both permanent and milk teeth.
At our Warsaw Dental Center clinic, we have a highly qualified orthodontic team that has excellent communication with our youngest patients. That’s why we often see young patients who we help achieve a beautiful smile!
Your first visit to Warsaw Dental Center will include a thorough consultation with our orthodontist, who will conduct a comprehensive dental examination. They will then take impressions or perform scans of your teeth, carry out photographic documentation, and order X-ray examinations. After completing a full diagnosis, the orthodontist will discuss an individualized treatment plan with you.
On the next visit, the orthodontic appliance will be applied.
At Warsaw Dental Center, you have the option of metal braces, ceramic braces, or orthodontic treatment using clear aligners. After getting the appliance, regular follow-up visits will be necessary. For braces, these occur once a month, and for Invisalign treatment, they occur once every two months. Our specialist will always explain in detail the importance of paying special attention to daily oral hygiene. The orthodontic appliance requires brushing your teeth after every meal and thorough cleaning of the interdental spaces using special brushes.
After completing orthodontic treatment, the orthodontist will remove the appliance. This involves detaching the brackets, removing the connecting wires (or appropriate attachments for Invisalign treatment), and thoroughly cleaning the teeth from any remaining adhesive.
The final stage of the treatment involves stabilizing the achieved effect. The orthodontist will apply a fixed or removable retainer to maintain the teeth in the correct position. The retainer can be permanently attached as a thin wire inside the dental arch or in the form of a removable appliance. The duration of retainer wear depends on the initial state of the patient’s teeth and requires regular follow-up visits.
Why choose orthodontic treatment at Warsaw Dental Center?
One of the significant advantages of our dental clinic in Warsaw is that we treat malocclusions in a very complex form, without age limitations for our patients. In our orthodontic center, we have specialists from the best dental professionals in Warsaw who restore satisfaction and a dazzling smile to patients every day. Patients who come to us can expect an individual approach and comprehensive assistance throughout the entire process of teeth treatment and after.
If you are looking for a reputable clinic specializing in the treatment of malocclusions, we invite you to Warsaw Dental Center. Reach out to us, and we will schedule an orthodontic consultation and plan the entire treatment process.
Every patient at Warsaw Dental Center can expect comprehensive assistance from our specialists. A carefully chosen appliance ensures a beautiful smile and healthy teeth for years to come.