A CHARMING SMILE WITH HEALTHY AND NAIR TEETH
A charming and healthy smile is everyone's dream because it can increase a person's self-confidence. However, not everyone is lucky to be blessed with straight teeth and a charming smile, because there are some people who have upper front teeth that are too advanced (tongos), lower front teeth that are too advanced (nyakil), crowded teeth (gingsul), open bite. (gowoh), loose teeth or even teeth that are positioned irregularly in cases of cleft lip and palate (cleft palate). In such cases, to get a charming smile with healthy and straight teeth, dental treatment is required, which is called orthodontic treatment or straightening/straightening teeth with wires by an Orthodontic Specialist Dentist (Orthodontist).
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specifically studies the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental irregularities and/or disharmony of the teeth and face.
Orthodontic treatment aims to correct:
The arrangement of the teeth
In general, orthodontic treatment can be carried out at any age, as long as the tissues supporting the teeth are healthy.
However, it is best to start initial consultations at the age of 7 years, so that the orthodontist can detect any abnormalities in the arrangement of the teeth and jaw growth, and can take advantage of existing growth factors if orthodontic treatment is needed as early as possible.
The length of orthodontic treatment depends on the severity of the case. Mild cases take 1-2 years on average, while more severe cases can take longer.
ORTHODONTICS TREATMENT IN CHILDREN
Stop bad habits that can cause the teeth to become irregular
Correct the direction of jaw growth if signs of poor jaw growth are found
Determine the right time to extract milk teeth, so that the permanent teeth can grow in a good position
A number of signs to watch out for in children who may need orthodontic treatment are:
The loss of milk teeth too early or even too late
Breathe through the mouth
Teeth are crowded or too advanced
Jaws that are too forward or even too set back
If not treated immediately, most of these problems can become worse in adulthood.
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IN ADULTS
Orthodontic treatment aims to achieve changes for the better regardless of the patient's age. Today more and more adults are using fixed orthodontic appliances, colloquially referred to as “beads and braces” to improve their appearance. Today's technology has developed rapidly, so that the types of beads and braces can be adjusted to suit your appearance and are more comfortable to wear.
MULTIDISCIPLINARY ORTHODONTICS CARE
Multidisciplinary orthodontic treatment is orthodontic treatment that involves several types of specialization according to the treatment carried out. An example is the treatment of patients with cleft lip disorders or patients who require orthognathic surgical treatment
Orthodontic treatment can be carried out at any age as long as the supporting tissue around the teeth is healthy.
Orthodontic treatment aims to improve the arrangement of the teeth and/or jaw position, so as to achieve better alignment and health of the teeth and oral cavity as well as more harmonious facial aesthetics with better mastication and speech function to increase a person's self-confidence.