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Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry responsible to diagnose, prevent and correct the imperfections of shape, position and function of the dentomaxilofacial structure or teeth.

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Orthodontics is the specialty of dentistry responsible to diagnose, prevent and correct the imperfections of shape, position and function of the dentomaxilofacial structure or teeth.

Centro Dental Especializado has a specific area where specialists in Orthodontics of proven experience, solve all sorts of problems related to bad dental position to give you the smile you deserve!

Orthodontic services we offer
Metal braces and ceramic braces

At Centro Dental Especializado we have all available treatments for aligning teeth from traditional metal orthodontic braces to ceramic orthodontic braces (aesthetic).

Surgical orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics or orthognathic surgery is a combined treatment by an orthodontist and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. This is done to correct abnormalities in the jaw such as it being too small or large in the upper or lower mandible or a combination of both. X-rays and models are taken to diagnose the patient’s particular problem.

The orthodontist initially straightens and aligns the teeth in the mandible. This may take six to twelve months, depending on the severity of the problem. Then, the bite is surgically placed in a normal position. With this is achieved not only a functional improvement, but a cosmetic change to the face as well.

We offer the most advanced treatment available, including rigid fixation (in most cases there is no need to wire the mandible). This allows greater comfort and faster improvement of the function.

Interceptive orthodontics

From 7 to 11 years is the best age to guide the correct mandible growth and improve the tone of the muscles of the face. The orthodontist can make expansion of the maxillaries, encourage and/or slow mandibular growth, leaving the correction of dental placement problems for when all permanent teeth have erupted.

Habits like thumb sucking or bad placement of the tongue when swallowing can be more easily solved at this age.

The orthodontist can influence or guide the growth of the maxillary and mandible while the child is growing, once it has stopped growing he no longer can!

Orthopedics

Maxillary orthopedics  is an alternative to prevention and correction of the problems of growth of the mouth from an early age (3 and up), where the stage of growth and development is taken advantage of, to solve together skeletal problems, dental habits, as well as certain birth defects such as harelip and cleft palate, facial asymmetries, among others.

It is advisable to take a child to the dentist at least every six months. This will ultimately assess the state of the mouth and its basic functions (swallowing, chewing, speech and breathing). These functions should be adequately carried out to assist the balanced growth of the mouth.

To begin a maxillary orthopedic treatment you should not wait for children to have permanent teeth, quite the opposite. The earlier the assessment and intervention, the correction is faster and gives better results in preventing the future use of braces.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of wearing braces?

It provides the patient a good chewing function (functional occlusion) which protects the muscles and temporomandibular joint damage caused by a bad bite or occlusion. Prevents tooth decay and gum disease because as a result of the treatment, the teeth being properly aligned, are easier to clean with dental floss and brush.

In childhood, preventive orthodontics guides to a good formation and position of the tooth structure, preventing future malocclusions.

How do you know when you need dental braces?
  • If you have badly positioned teeth
  • If you do not like the look of your smile
  • If you suffer from headaches when you clench your teeth
  • If you have dental mobility
What are the consequences of not undergoing orthodontic treatment need him?

Badly positioned teeth carry negative consequences such as tooth wear, poor appearance, mandibular joint problems, muscle stress, frequent headaches, facial deformities, fractures and tooth loss, among others.

What does the technique consist of?

The corrective technique consists in placing a fixed apparatus, composed of brackets that are attached to the teeth and allow anchoring of metal alloy flexible bands (nickel-titanium or aesthetic ceramics) that, through mechanical forces, align the various dental pieces. There is also a removable appliance lineup, but it does not replace the fixed but used more in orthopedics of the jaws (simple malocclusions) and some problems dentition (early or child) and preventive orthodontics.

How long does this treatment usually lasts?

This treatment can last from 18-30 months, depending on the age and collaboration of the patient or of the following factors:

  • Bad position degree of the teeth
  • Patient care before, during and after treatment
  • State of gum health
  • That the patient attends regular control visits

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