What is orthodontics for?
There are patients who come to the consultation seeking an aesthetic change that allows them to have a beautiful smile, comfortable and that gives them security and that is what the orthodontics can do, move the teeth to leave an ideal smile, perfect. On the other hand, there are also patients who are looking for a function, that allows them to chew well , eat well and that this occlusion is stable over time.
What is necessary to achieve these objectives?
The first thing is to make a good diagnosis, you need to make a diagnosis of the face , look at what you need and want to change, you need that smile, which is what we like or do not like, what happens to them the teeth, if they are worn or if they are well, are correct, because treating a child is not the same as treating an adult. Children have young, healthy dentures and no worn dentitions while the adult has worn dentitions and our goal is to return the teething to a young form to get a nice and pretty smile.
Is pain a reason for orthodontic treatment?
More and more patients come to our practice seeking solutions to headaches. Children can have headaches, neck pain, back pain .... adults the same and, also, pains very related to the area of the ears. As Dr says. Rocabado should not only blame the joints of the jaw but also look for any possibility of cause in the posterior area of the back, the cervical, for this we must make a good diagnosis and see in what percentage the occlusion is the cause of this problem, in what percentage the articulation is the cause of this problem and in what percentage also the cervical spine can give us this problem and thus we will look for the ideal solution for these headaches.
Can you achieve dental rejuvenation only with orthodontics?
When we talk about rejuvenation, we are talking about giving the patient a pretty and jovial smile , and for that the orthodontics moves the teeth, but we need our colleagues, the patients, the aestheticians, prosthetists, surgeons.. to get to see the patient in a global way and thus achieve optimal, satisfactory and stable results.
What orthodontic techniques are most requested by adults?
Adults are asking for techniques that can not be seen, more discreet techniques. In the market for many years we have transparent braces but currently what is most requested is lingual orthodontics or Invisalign. The lingual technique consists of braces that are placed inside and that are totally invisible, the discomfort they produce are the same as the vestibular, but the patient gets used to it quickly and is happy to wear them. The second technique is the aligners that are plastics that are placed throughout the arch and that move the teeth little by little. It is above all comfortable, it is not invisible at all but it gives a very good option for that discretion requested by the adult.
How long does it take an ortodoncy treatment?
It depends entirely on the severity , the malocclusion and the objectives that a patient wants. If the patient wants to simply fix the facade, the treatment can be very short.