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Orthodontics. Fixed Orthodontic Treatments

Crooked teeth, overlapping or spaced teeth that disrupt your smile are not your destiny. You can change your world with orthodontic treatment (braces) or non-bracket orthodontic treatments. At Dentapoint Izmir, we continue to be with you even after your orthodontic treatment is complete. The first check-up takes place 1 month after the end of the treatment. Subsequent routine checks every 6 months ensure the continuity of your smile.

Fixed Orthodontic Treatments

What is Fixed Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment that begins around the age of 9-12, on average, when deciduous teeth fall out and permanent teeth start to emerge. It involves attaching holder pieces called brackets to the teeth and providing the desired movement by passing a wire through them. Brackets can be made of stainless steel or transparent porcelain.

Does Fixed Orthodontic Treatment (Braces) Cause Tooth Decay?

There is no side effect of tooth decay for orthodontic treatment. Tooth decay occurs when oral hygiene is poor, regardless of whether orthodontic treatment is received or not. Individuals undergoing orthodontic treatment need to make extra efforts to maintain oral hygiene as recommended by the orthodontist.

Can Tooth Extraction Occur in Fixed Orthodontic Treatment?

Tooth extraction in orthodontic treatment is a routine procedure that can be applied. If the jaw width is narrow and the teeth are larger in size, tooth extraction is usually applied to align the teeth more appropriately to the jaw. Typically, the first small premolar behind the canine tooth is extracted. If there is a large filled or decayed tooth in the patient's mouth, or if there is a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment, the extraction of these damaged teeth is considered first. Healthy teeth are not extracted.

It doesn't seem logical to me that a healthy tooth would be extracted in orthodontic treatment.

In orthodontic treatment, if tooth extraction is necessary (extraction treatment), damaged teeth, not healthy ones, are primarily extracted. However, if all the teeth are healthy, the extraction of a healthy tooth may be considered. The reason for this situation is that the sum of the tooth sizes exceeds the width of the jaw. This situation is best summarized by the example of a lid being too large for a pot.

Does the Dental Brace (Orthodontic Treatment) Cause Pain in My Teeth?

When dental braces are first applied, a very mild pain is felt for 2-3 weeks due to the active force applied to the teeth. This pain goes away in the following process. Dental treatment is definitely a painless treatment.

Will There be Gaps Between My Teeth if Teeth are Extracted in Fixed Orthodontic Treatment?

There will be no gaps between the teeth in extraction treatment with braces. The back group of teeth is shifted forward to completely close the gaps between the teeth.

How Often Should I Come for Check-Ups in Orthodontic Treatment?

It should be checked every month or every 45 days.

How Often Should I Come for Check-Ups in Orthodontic Treatment?

As early as possible (without disrupting the harmony between the wire and the tooth), consult your orthodontist.

Will My Teeth Return to Their Original State After My Dental Braces Come Off?

After the dental braces come off, patients are quickly fitted with a retainer. This is a hidden wire applied to the back of the teeth, which does not disturb the teeth and tongue, providing aesthetic and functional support to the front teeth without causing any discomfort.