Orthodontics is a specialization in modern dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of dental position problems.
Orthodontic treatment involves the use of braces to align the teeth or to correct the patient's bite. At present, orthodontic treatment is a viable option for anyone regardless of age and patients in Ploiesti can benefit from this type of treatment at Office Dent.
In general, braces are very common in children, because during growth it is much easier to move and straighten the position of the teeth. In addition, children find it much easier to wear braces from a social point of view and in some cases it is even considered a fashion accessory. From a medical point of view, however, the earlier the orthodontic treatment is started, the shorter its duration.
An orthodontist's consultation is indicated for children between the ages of 8 and 12 or when problems such as clenched teeth are observed that are difficult to clean or that may prevent permanent teeth from erupting. Other problems that parents have to deal with are the disproportion between the jaw and the jaw, too big teeth, the lack of teeth, the loss of teeth due to injuries or even breathing problems.
The orthodontist aligns the teeth in the desired position by using brackets that apply constant pressure to the teeth. This pressure is adjusted periodically during the treatment, the duration of which can vary between 1 and 3 years, depending on the specifics of each case. For children, mobile devices are generally used, which must be worn for a minimum of 16 hours a day, and for adults, fixed aesthetic devices are used.