Orthodontics is one of the most important branches of dentistry that deals with the normal structure and development of teeth and jaws, and dental disorders and treatments. Orthodontic treatment allows you to have better functioning teeth and jaw joint by correcting the relations between teeth. Moreover, it deals with the correction of crowded teeth.

As dentists, our aim is to ensure that you have the most beautiful and healthiest smile. Orthodontic treatments give you a better smile.

Orthodontic treatments are not only carried out by considering aesthetic needs. The main purpose of orthodontic treatment is to provide oral health and dental functions and to contribute to the quality of life.

How do orthodontic problems occur?
Orthodontic problems may be due to a genetic background or may occur later. During infancy, long-term use of pacifiers and bottles, and habits such as finger sucking and lip biting can cause later orthodontic disorders.
When should an orthodontist be consulted?
The disorders of the jaw bones must be corrected at a very early age with orthodontic treatments. In case of only dental irregularities, orthodontic treatment is possible at later ages. Adult patients of all ages can consult an orthodontist. Progress of age increases the duration of orthodontic treatment. Dental follow-ups in young patients, especially in adolescence, make a great contribution to the solution of orthodontic problems.
Is there an age limit for orthodontic treatments?
Orthodontic treatments can be applied at any age from 7 to 70 years to correct only dental disorders (crowded teeth). Having healthy teeth and gums is enough to start orthodontic treatment. It is thought that the decrease in the flexibility of the bone with advancing age will slightly increase the duration of orthodontic treatment. The age becomes more important in case of any defects in the bone structure. In such a case, orthodontic treatment should be applied until adolescence. After the development of the jawbone is completed, it is not possible to interfere with bone development. Therefore, orthodontic disorders related to the jaw bones can only be corrected by surgery at later ages.
How is orthodontic treatment applied?
Orthodontic treatment is divided into fixed and removable orthodontic treatment according to the method of application. Fixed orthodontic treatment is a method that uses a fixed appliance that cannot be removed by the patient. In fixed orthodontic treatment, brackets are attached to the teeth. Brackets can have a corrugated metal or porcelain structure. A wire is passed through the bracket. This wire is replaced by the dentist every 4 to 6 weeks. Removable orthodontic treatment is a method that uses appliances that can be attached and removed by the patients themselves. Removable orthodontic treatment is mostly applied to young children (6 to 12 years old). In some cases, both fixed and removable orthodontic treatments can be applied.
How long does orthodontic treatment take?
The duration of orthodontic treatment depends on many variables. The severity of orthodontic problem is one of the most important factors affecting the duration of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment takes a longer time compared to other treatments in dentistry. There may be different treatment periods from 6 months to 3 years.
What benefits does orthodontic treatment provide?
Crowding of teeth makes it difficult to clean teeth. Failure to clean teeth increases the risk of caries and gum diseases. Orthodontic treatment eliminates this risk. The crowded upper and lower teeth prevent the upper and lower jaws from clamping together during closing. Some teeth come into contact earlier than others and are exposed to much more force. This excessive force may cause some problems in the teeth and jaw joint. These problems can be prevented with orthodontic treatment. One of the most important benefits of orthodontic treatment is that it gives you the most beautiful and healthiest smile. Orthodontic treatments give you a better smile.
What should I pay attention to for orthodontic treatment?
Before starting orthodontic treatment, all decays and gum diseases in the mouth should be treated. During orthodontic treatment, chewing gum, acidic drinks and hard foods can damage the appliances placed on the teeth. It would be healthiest to avoid such foods during the treatment period. The second important point for the treatment process is to keep appointments and to comply fully with the treatment. Orthodontic treatment is one of the treatment types that should be followed closely by the dentist. During orthodontic treatment, you can do everything you have done before. During orthodontic treatment, there are some restrictions on food, as chewing gum, acidic drinks and hard foods can damage orthodontic appliances. In addition, since orthodontic treatment covers a long period, appointments should not be delayed.
Is it possible to hide orthodontic appliances?
New developments are emerging every day in the field of medicine. Transparent brackets that are less noticeable can now be used in orthodontic treatments. In addition, braces are placed on the teeth from the side of the palate and tongue, making them hardly noticeable from the outside.
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