Types of braces
From fixed to removable, from visible to invisible braces. Every smile has its own requirements. Also, each tooth and jaw misalignment has its own symptoms: from worsened oral hygiene, due to teeth that are too close together, to muscle tension, back pain, temporomandibular joint disorders (also called craniomandibular dysfunction or CMD for short) and premature tooth loss due to overloading of the masticatory system. A good diagnosis on the basis of various documents (X-rays, photos, intraoral scans) is crucial. For children up to 10 years of age removable braces are the most common form of therapy. For adults, fixed or, increasingly popular, invisible aligners are more common, for treatment.
In addition to the age of the patient, it is also important to know the tooth development of the children, i.e. which permanent teeth have already erupted. Depending on this, any remaining growth in children and teenagers can be used to improve possible jaw malpositions. In adults, even in seemingly hopeless cases, maxillofacial surgery is not always necessary to achieve good results. Which braces are most likely to lead to the best solution can easily be found out in a personal consultation.
Orthodontics - the treatment of various types of malocclusions.
Jaw malposition: Is a discrepancy of position between the upper and lower jaw. Misalignment of teeth: Is a misalignment of the teeth on the dental arch. Roughly we distinguish the following malocclusions: Forebite, backbite, open bite, deep bite, crowding and crossbite.
Before and after - comparison of crowding and crossbite.