Types of braces - Dr. Marius Irimia, Orthodontics Specialist
Types of orthodontic appliances, and some essential details about your visit:
1. Mobile appliances - recommended only for children between 7 and 11 years. This implies that you should have an orthodontic consult at an early age - before the child is 7 years old, so the mobile device is worn for maximum effectiveness. Invisalign is a mobile brace that is recommended after the eruption of permanent teeth, at age 12.
2. Fixed appliances - are recommended at any age, starting at the age of 9 to 10 years, but are most effective when applied after the eruption of permanent teeth, for a short treatment time (1-2 years).
There are many types of fixed appliances : unaesthetic devices - metal brackets - aesthetic devices - ceramic brackets (natural tooth colour) and SAPPHIRE (transparent) - invisible device - lingual/palatal brackets made of gold Incognito - Invisalign trays which can also be a fixed appliance .
All fixed appliances can be combined together, as follows:
INCOGNITO with sapphire on the superior arch or ceramic on the mandibular arch
Ceramic on the superior arch with metallic on the mandibular arch.
These combinations are just two examples, but they can vary depending on the orthodontist’s decision, the aesthetic needs of the patient or financial possibilities. What is essential in a successful and fast as possible treatment are orthodontic check-ups. As long as the patient is wearing braces, he needs to see the orthodontists every 4-6 weeks for a fixed device and 8 weeks for a mobile device.
Why orthodontics? Avoid periodontal problems, cavities (teeth clean easier and more effectively when they are straight) and for aesthetic reasons.
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