It is the specialty of dentistry that concerns the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of alterations in teeth position and irregularities in their bones.
In some cases, orthodontics is necessary to complement the rest of dental specialties, as nowadays it is quite usual to undergo multidisciplinary treatments.
Incognito™ is an innovative system of custom-made brackets sticked on the internal side of the teeth, so the brace is barely noticeable.
- Customized for each patient’s teeth
- They are more comfortable and painless than traditional braces
- Aesthetic, as braces are hidden
- Same results as conventional braces.
It is the use of transparent and removable braces that correct dental misplacements, but in an unnoticeable way, so no one can appreciate the “use of braces”.
- Comfort. Easy positioning.
- Hygiene. As they are removable, they provide a simpler hygiene.
- Aesthetics. Almost invisible.
Usually, braces have been associated with children and teenagers. Nowadays, adults make up to 50 % of our patients in the clinic due to the huge benefits they obtain. There is no limit of age to move teeth to the right place. Treatment in adults provides an improvement in the smile’s aesthetics and in the self-esteem of the patient, and also it improves the teeth and gum health.
There are different techniques to achieve this results; both with external or buccal (metal, transparent or low friction brackets), and invisible braces (lingual brace or invisalign ®) it is possible to change the smile’s appearance.
Children and Teenagers
It is frequent to wonder “at what age do I have to take my son to the dentist”? Since the age of 6, definitive teeth outbreak appears. In early age, there are many cases in which an interceptive treatment enables the development y eruption of permanent teeth and improves the function. These treatments are usually brief and simple.
Once all permanent teeth have completely appeared, around at the age of 12, it is then possible to correct the individual misplacement of each tooth, and the lack of coordination between dental arches. Teenagers demand more and more aesthetics; therefore, brace techniques have been developed to be unnoticeable with the same results as the traditional ones.
Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery
There are very complex cases in which dental movement are not enough to get the right result. The combined treatments of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery are indicated for those patients with severe divergences between both upper and lower jaw that have concluded the growing phase. This kind of treatments allows correcting alterations that braces are not able to improve, obtaining the best functional and aesthetic results.
How do brace’s estimates look like?
We always work with closed estimates that include braces, doctor visits and retention phase. Each patient can choose the desired payment method and divide it in the estimated months of treatment.
What does the first visit concern?
The first time, the orthodontist evaluates whether it is necessary a brace treatment and demands the required tests in order to make the diagnosis, treatment planning and estimate preparation.
From what age do I have to take my son to see an orthodontist?
The first time should be when the first adult tooth appears; it is usually at the age of 6.
What is the limit of age to begin wearing a brace?
Dental movement has no age limit, so anyone can get his/her modified teeth position corrected.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a stomatologist or odontologist that does graduate studies in orthodontics to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to treat all types of malocclusion. This specialization usually takes 3 years to achieve.