Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontics

one.AT WHAT AGE SHOULD THE FIRST ORTHODONTIC EXAMINATION BE DONE?

ANSWER: The Turkish Orthodontic Society recommends that the first orthodontic examination be done around the age of 6-7 years. In children in this age group, primary dentition has been completed and permanent teeth have started to erupt. Therefore, it is possible to evaluate the orthodontic situation. Early diagnosis and treatment is very important, especially in disorders related to the jawbone.

2. WILL MY DENTAL DISORDERS GET BIGGER?

ANSWER: No, there will be no spontaneous recovery. The condition of crooked and crooked teeth caused by lack of space may worsen in the long term. In most individuals, after the permanent molars erupt, the area where the front teeth are placed decreases with age.

3. HOW IS THE FIRST INSPECTION DONE?

ANSWER: A comprehensive examination takes place at the first examination. Treatment plans are unique to the individual. Treatment alternatives that are suitable for you are determined at the first examination and information about the treatment process is given.

4. WHAT WILL I LEARN AT THE FIRST EXAMINATION?

ANSWER: There are 5 main issues to focus on during the initial examination:

  • Is there an orthodontic problem, if so what is it?

  • How to solve the orthodontic problem?

  • Is tooth extraction needed?

  • How does our treatment process progress and how long is it?

5. DOES DENTAL EXTRACTION BE REQUIRED FOR BRACKETS?

ANSWER: The aim of orthodontic treatment is straight teeth and a balanced facial profile. After providing the necessary information about the developing treatment methods, some teeth may need to be extracted for an ideal and balanced orthodontic result in problems such as severe crowding, narrowness of space, forward shifting of the teeth, and inability to close the lips.

6. HOW LONG IS THE TREATMENT TIME?

ANSWER: The duration of treatment varies according to the orthodontic problem of each patient.

7. HOW OFTEN WILL I COME TO THE APPOINTMENT?

ANSWER: Appointments may vary according to the patient’s needs and treatment. Most patients with braces will be seen every 4-5 weeks.

8. DO BRACKS CAUSE PAIN?

ANSWER: Some pain and pressure sensation may be seen in the first week after starting the treatment. This is a normal and normal process. It is a reaction of the body to the movement of the tooth in the bone and usually decreases after the 3rd day.

9. CAN I SPORT WITH MY BRACKETS?

ANSWER: Yes, you can. If necessary, mouth guard can be used. For individuals who do not want any attachments on their teeth, there are types of wireless treatment.

10. ARE THERE THINGS I CAN’T EAT WITH MY BARS?

ANSWER: Yes. When the treatment starts, visual and written information will be given during and after the procedure. We will give a list of things that should not be eaten or eaten carefully. For example; chewing gum, drinking acidic drinks, eating hard candy, biting ice cream should be avoided.

11. HOW DO I BRUSH MY TEETH WHEN I HAVE BRASSES?

ANSWER: Education on brushing is given at the start of treatment. The brushes to be used are shown visually. It is recommended to brush the teeth effectively at least 4 times to avoid caries and gingivitis during your treatment.

12. WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY SITUATION IN ORTHODONTICS?

ANSWER: While there is no emergency requirement in clear plate treatments, emergencies may occur in treatment with fixed mechanics. We recommend that you contact your doctor when there are conditions such as stinging, hurting, breaking or breaking in the braces. An appointment is made as soon as possible to remedy the situation that harms you.

13. CAN I HAVE ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT WHEN I HAVE MILK TEETH?

ANSWER: Yes. Some orthodontic treatments require early intervention. However, if the patient’s age is not yet ready for treatment, growth and development follow-up is performed until the start of treatment.

14. WHAT IS EARLY TREATMENT?

ANSWER: It is the treatment that is generally applied in children between the ages of 7-10. Our aim is to prevent the orthodontic problem from becoming more complex and to improve children’s self-confidence and self-image. In this period, usually removable appliances and clear plate treatments are applied. In some special cases, short-term bracketing can also be done.

15. DO YOU NEED BRACKETS AFTER EARLY TREATMENT?

ANSWER: Yes, it may. In early treatment, problems such as stenosis of the jaws and reversed teeth are corrected.

16. MY ADULT, IS IT LATE TO INSERVE BRACES?

ANSWER: Wire treatment can be applied as long as the teeth and the bone that carries the tooth and the gingival tissue are healthy.

17. I HAVE DENTAL PROSTHESIS, COATING, MISSING TEETH. CAN A WIRE BE INSTALLED?

ANSWER: Yes, it can be installed. There are adhesives specially produced for coated teeth.

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