What types of orthodontic there?

Written by: Mercedes Vila Bonoris
Published: | Updated: 16/01/2019
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Many people go to the dentist because she needs orthodontic treatment to correct dental malocclusion problems and malposition. Thanks to this set of techniques, mouth regains its functionality and at the same time an aesthetic improvement in both the mouth and the face is achieved, which increases the quality of life of patients. While orthodontics can be from very early childhood, in recent years there has been an increase in adult applicants, becoming almost 50% of patients today.

Types of orthodontic

Orthodontic treatment can be carried out with removable or fixed appliances. Removable appliances are those that can be drawn at any time. When children are placed in a growth phase, the goal is to modify the bony bases in order to correct discrepancies on time oseodonetarias. Instead, adults can only be done with invisible braces, which allows simple change dental malpositions. The invisible orthodontics is transparent and aesthetic splints or plates that exert pressure on the teeth, causing them to rotate or shift to improve occlusion.

Moreover, the fixtures are attached to the surface of the teeth with resin and are tensioned between them through a metal arc. This ring applies a force that moves the teeth very precisely so that they are positioned correctly. Within this typology, two techniques are distinguished: conventional and self-ligating.

The conventional technique can use metal brackets or aesthetic brackets, which can be ceramic, glass or sapphire fiber. The latter are the toughest and the most aesthetic, as they are fully transparent and are perfectly suited to the tone of tooth pain of each patient.


Orthodontics with self - ligating brackets

Within this type of device, the newest technique is the Damon System, which gets a wide, natural smile without extracting teeth or use palatal breakers to have the necessary space.

The Damon System combines three key elements:


  • - Brackets unconstrained
  • - Slight edge wires and memory
  • - A new approach to correcting teeth more quickly and effectively and without complications

While conventional devices have elastomeric ligatures, Damon devices operate with a door mechanism holding the arc so that the teeth can move faster and more comfortable way and with freedom. Thus, the Damon system is discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. In addition, the patient also has the option of using devices Damon transparent in the event that they worry their image.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Mercedes Vila Bonoris

The Ms. Vila is a renowned expert in dentistry. With over 30 years experience in the profession, it has constantly formed in institutions of national and international prestige, obtaining dental specialization in many areas. So, it has substantial courses bucomaxilar surgery, orthodontics, dental implants, radiodiagnosis, dental implant surgery or plastic surgery, among other specialties. He has also attended various conferences and lectures. Currently holds Oral Dental Clinic Center.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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