Orthodontics expert, is a recognized specialist in treatments combined surgical orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, orthodontic treatment with the help of microscrews, lingual or invisible braces and Invisalign.
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• More than 30 years of experience• Specialist orthodontic practice in exclusive private clinic in Barcelona
• Specialist in orthodontics and maxillofacial surgery treatments and orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, facial cosmetic, orthodontic treatment with the help of micro-screws, lingual braces and invisalign
• Professor at the University of Barcelona (1987 - 1997)• Coodirectora area and Professor of Orthodontics at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya since 1998
• Medical degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1981 )• Specialist in Stomatology at the Universitat Central de Barcelona ( 1985)
• Master in Orthodontics by the Central University of Barcelona (1990 ) ...
Publications and conferences
• As an expert in maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics has contributed to numerous publications and has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally
• Graduate Member of the Spanish Society of Orthodontics• Also part of various national and international scientific associations
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What is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects the bad position of the bones and teeth by applying different types ofWhat is orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects the bad position of the bones and teeth by applying different types of forces with appliances. Orthodontics is indicated for cases of crowding of teeth or when the bad position of the teeth prevents proper cleaning, which increases the risk of diseases such as caries or periodontitis. Therefore, orthodontics aims to contribute to the welfare of the patient, improving the function and aesthetics of their teeth.
The devices used can be fixed (bands and brackets) or removable, allowing the patient to remove them from the mouth during oral hygiene and during meals. Orthodontics is a technique applicable both in children and adults, although the advantage of orthodontics in children over orthodontics in adults is that it allows more effective results because it can be applied during the development of bone structures.
Advantages that orthodontics provides in adults
There are many adults with teeth that are misaligned or with dental malocclusion, which can lead to wear of the teeth and problems in the jaw. The cause can be hereditary or due to a bad position in the exit or eruption of the teeth in childhood.
At this stage the bones no longer grow, there may be a loss of the teeth or even the bone that supports them. This can be corrected with procedures such as brackets or elastic devices that allow correction of the denture in the precise direction. Although sometimes these treatments are not effective and surgery is necessary, through which the bones are well placed, since the patient has overcome the growth stage to be able to modify them. Afterwards, orthodontics can be used to achieve a stable occlusion and aligned teeth.
Among the most requested procedures is Invisalign
Types of orthodontics in adults
Among the types of orthodontics are procedures such as:
- Invisalign: is a type of invisible orthodontics that is more comfortable and hygienic.
- Lingual orthodontics: they are fine and personalized brackets for each tooth, placed on the inside, so they are also invisible.
- Sapphire brackets: they are the conventional brackets although they are made with the color of the teeth, being little visible.
- Metallic brackets: they are the conventional ones. They are usually more indicated in children, although they can also be effective in adults.
How to choose what type of orthodontics is most appropriate in an adult
The decision on which procedure to appeal should be taken together with the orthodontic specialist, since each patient needs an individualized treatment according to their needs.
The dental malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth (bite), ie the upper teeth do not fit properly with the lower, and usually hereditary. The patienThe dental malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth (bite), ie the upper teeth do not fit properly with the lower, and usually hereditary. The patient has a size difference between jaws or between jaw and tooth. Other factors that may cause malocclusion are loss of teeth, thumb sucking or pacifier use. The main symptoms are causing deviant teeth, crowded or protruding, and cause trouble eating and speaking. Treatment of dental malocclusion involves the use of fixed or removable appliances to correct the alignment of the teeth and jaw position. In children and adolescents the extraction of some teeth may also be needed to make room for those who have yet to grow. Children's dental malocclusion is easier to correct than the adult because bone growth is still under development. By using such apparatus straighten teeth and the jaw moves. But in adulthood you can align teeth through orthodontics, but the position of the jaws can be changed only with orthognathic surgery.
Invisalign is an invisible orthodontics technique using a removable splints (aligners), imperceptible to the eye, which correct the position of the teInvisalign is an invisible orthodontics technique using a removable splints (aligners), imperceptible to the eye, which correct the position of the teeth without using metal braces. For this treatment a virtual representation of the face is generated in three dimensions in which the expected movement of the teeth is displayed. The aligners are made of a material transparent to the patient as plastic and should be changed every two weeks for a new slightly different to previous progressively to achieve the desired effect. In addition, splints can be removed at any time, so allow eating, drinking and perform oral hygiene without any problems. Above all it is important to keep the aligners clean to prevent caries and periodontal diseases. Average Invisalign treatment lasts between nine and eighteen months.
In lingual orthodontics, the brakets are arranged on the inner side of the teeth in order to align or fix problems on their disposal. It is a form of In lingual orthodontics, the brakets are arranged on the inner side of the teeth in order to align or fix problems on their disposal. It is a form of discreet and comfortable ortondoncia, which has the same effect as conventional orthodontics, which is placed in the traditionally exterana face.
Orthognathic surgery is surgery to correct the position of the maxilla and mandible. The objective of this procedure is to get a good fit of these two bones to improve jaw function and aesthetics of the face. This surgery is indicated for patients with dental malocclusion that can not be treated only with orthodontics. The types of corrective surgery are: mandibular advancement, when the lower teeth and chin are lagging behind the rest of the face; closing the open bite, when the upper and lower teeth do not contact to shut up and leave a space; and jaw asymmetry, when the chin and teeth deviate sideways. To find out which treatment is most appropriate, a study is carried out in three dimensions with x rays. The images allow to know what area should be operated and perform process simulation. Before the intervention, the individual must bear fixtures for a while so that the teeth fit together when the jaws have been put in place with the intervention.
Increasingly there is a greater demand for cosmetic dentistry that requires the same results as conventional, but also be pleasing aesthetically. It also refers to a type of treatment that uses ceramic brackets and the color is similar to tooth or even transparent. Therefore, the main difference with the metal is purely aesthetic, but there is a difference in terms of cost, since it is a little higher than conventional orthodontics. ...
Bruxism is the action to exert pressure between the teeth and make them slide causing problems in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and wear of the surface of the teeth. The main causes of bruxism are stress, body and closing the mouth position, sleeping habits or the patient's ability to relax. Bruxism evaluation should be done with this in count in the field of dentistry and otolaryngology, since it can cause hearing disorders such as ear infections. The goal of treatment is to reduce pain, prevent tooth decay and reduce teeth grinding full. To relieve pain you can apply ice, avoid eating hard foods like nuts, candy or steaks, drink lots of water, sleep and reduce stress. The damage of the teeth, mouth prosthesis often called splints or appliances apply.
Tooth decay is a disease that affects the tissues of the teeth, which are destroyed because of the acids plaque. The teeth affected are drilled gradually, causing pain when the infection reaches the nerve. People who are often most affected are children and young people, but can occur at any age.
The cleaning is preventive dental care to maintain good oral hygiene. The neglect of teeth can lead to an excessive accumulation of plaque and tartar in the mouth, which can lead to tooth decay, halitosis or diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis. The dental cleaning involves brushing correctly two or three times a day, flossing, rinsing the mouth with antibacterial liquid and visit the dentist regularly to undergo a professional teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis. Treatment is simple but its intensity depends on the accumulated plaque and tartar. The dentist begins the process of removal of tartar with ultrasound tool; then polish the tooth to clean stains; It plaque then treated with liquid sodium bicarbonate pressure; and finally applies fluoride on teeth.
The root canal is a treatment which involves cutting deep in the tooth when the area is damaged. The therapy is indicated when there is a widespread dental decay or fracture that caused an inflammation or death of the dental pulp. The aim of endodontics is maintaining healthy tooth to be useful for chewing, avoiding having to extract the tooth. The technique involves removing the nerve, clean the root canal and then seal it with a thermoplastic material (gutta percha) and cement or other sealing material. Subsequently, various radiographs are necessary to ensure the accuracy of the result. The term root canal is also used as a synonym for Endodontology, a branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp.
Fluoridation is the application of fluoride to prevent tooth decay because fluoride is an element that acts as a shield against bacteria glaze. This treatment can be performed by rinsing (mouthwashes), gels, varnishes and toothpastes. Fluoride is toxic in large quantities and therefore should be avoided intake. Patients can use daily toothpastes and mouthwashes low concentration, which is the easiest way to apply the treatment. Furthermore, the technique most commonly used by specialists in the query is the gel which is deposited into molds adapted to the patient's teeth for a maximum of four minutes. The duration of the process, the dentist will place a vacuum cleaner to prevent the patient accidentally swallow some gel. On completion, the individual should spit to remove excess gel preventing ingestion.
What is invisible orthodontics?
The invisible orthodontics is the correction of the position of the bones and teeth by devices that are not visible to the eye. In this technique the fixed devices (brackets) are placed on the inside of the teeth, while in the conventional they are located on the external side. With this treatment the same results are obtained but with a higher cost and a longer period of time.
Currently, the invisible orthodontics has developed another technique that consists of transparent removable splints that are located on the outside of the teeth and that are practically imperceptible to the eye. They are made to measure and with a resistant plastic material (polycarbonate). The treatment time is usually similar to the conventional technique.
The two main types of invisible orthodontics are Invisalign and lingual orthodontics
Types of invisible orthodontics
Among the types of invisible orthodontics are two main types:
- Lingual orthodontics: it is similar to conventional orthodontics, although the brackets are less thick and are placed on the inside of the teeth, so that they are imperceptible to the outside. They are also custom designed according to the dental structure of each patient using a 3D computer program.
- Invisalign: this is an innovative treatment that consists of custom fabrication of a transparent splint in which accessories are placed internally to control the displacement of the teeth towards the required position. The splint is made of plastic materials and is changed every two weeks, according to the specialist's instructions. Apart from being invisible, another advantage is that it is completely removable, so the patient can remove the prosthesis whenever necessary.
Advantages and disadvantages of invisible orthodontic types
All techniques are effective, although it is true that there are differences between them. Invisalign is a procedure in which no wires or brackets are used, so that ulcerations and discomfort associated with this type of orthodontics are avoided. In addition, it is removable, so it is much more comfortable for the patient to be able to remove the prosthesis to eat and brush their teeth, which is an advantage to follow a good maintenance of oral hygiene.
On the other hand, the lingual orthodontic system is not removable, although it avoids the damages that conventional orthodontic appliances can cause, such as decalcification and staining. In addition, the lingual treatment is totally invisible.
The children's dentistry is the area of dentistry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and dental care for children. The first aim of this specialty is the parents of the importance of teaching and help their children maintain good oral hygiene by brushing teeth awareness, and take them to the dentist regularly, while showing no discomfort. Acquire from childhood oral hygiene habits reduce your chances of getting cavities, gingivitis or periodontitis. In addition, early diagnosis of any condition and treatment will help in the future, to have a better oral development. Controlling the oral health of children is important, since the mouth plays a critical role in nutrition, phonetics and aesthetics of the people. In children, the most common problems are caries and malocclusion of the teeth that are treated by restorative and orthodontic techniques (devices), respectively. ...
The child's orthodontic correction of bones and teeth misplaced by removable fixtures (brackets) or. During childhood, orthodontics is more effective because the bony structures are still developing. Thus, it is easier to detect and correct any problems with the jawbone early. Last childhood, bony structures of the face may be amended only with orthognathic surgery, for which you can make a combined surgical orthodontic treatment. This treatment is used in adults only in the total growth of the jaw has been completed. Prior to surgery, the patient must bear fixtures for a while so that the teeth fit together when the jaws have been put in place with the intervention. The operation is performed in a hospital and involves moving the upper and lower jaws as required by the case.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the one that allows people to open and close the mouth to chew, chew, speaking, breathing, yawning or gesture. This joint connects the bones of the skull and face is twofold, ie, one on each side of the head. Performs three types of movement up and down, forward, backward and both sides. The dental malocclusion, orthodontic appliances, stress and bad habits such as clenching or bite objects can alter the function of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which occurs when the opening and closing of the mouth is made with lateral deviations. This syndrome can cause pain in the jaw, ears, head, neck, back, plus trouble chewing. TMJ Treatment is aimed at addressing the causes that have caused the disorder and improve symptoms, and may include physical therapy, exercise, medication, relaxation techniques, mouth guards and surgery, although it is rare.
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