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Orthodontics

Historically, Orthodontics started because of a social demand:
"The Human desire to have good looking teeth."

orthodontics in costa rica Teeth alignment and bite problem correction take fundamental importance in our daily lives. Not just for an aesthetic purpose but also for functionality, avoiding possible ATM pathologies.

 

Currently, orthodontics is used in both children and adults (with almost no age limit), achieving excellent results.


Orthodontics can be an ideal alternative to regain the balance and harmony of the teeth. Today, there are techniques that use invisible (transparent) brackets, undetectable to the naked eye. Also, the latest techniques are performed in the lingual zone (behind the teeth) which provides greater aesthetic and comfort, as only the patient can perceive their presence.

 

 

 

 

  • Benefits of the Orthodontic Treatment

    orthodontic treatment Most people believe that the greatest benefit of orthodontics is only the aesthetic part, but this isn’t so; in fact, it is only one of the benefits that orthodontics can provide. A finalized orthodontic treatment fulfills a preventive purpose over the soft and hard tissues.





    Benefits

    • • Improved Hygiene.
      • Avoids food packing between the teeth.
      • Avoids the presence of cavities.
      • Prevents the buildup of plaque and tartar.
      • Prevents gingivitis, because of the ease of hygiene previously said.
      • Improves food chewing.
      • By having aligned teeth, food chewing is completed, favoring our digestion.
      • Prevents muscle strain

  • Muscular Strain

    Muscle strain is an injury result of a demanding muscular job. In patients with malocclusion problems, muscle strain is common as there are areas where most of the work is concentrated, causing pain in the head and ears. By improving the occlusion, the distribution of masticatory forces will be balanced.

    There are three different types of Orthodontics:

    • Preventive –Responsibility of the Odontologist -Preventive orthodontic treatment can be defined as the branch of orthodontics which studies the processes and measures destined to avoid the emergence and spread of malocclusion cases.

    • Interceptive –Responsibility of the Pediatric Dentist -Intercept or correct malocclusions that otherwise would become increasingly complex in permanent teeth or would produce skeletal abnormalities.

    • Corrective – Responsibility of the Orthodontist - When the malocclusion is in an advanced stage. The occlusal trauma has occurred and procedures to restore the morphologic and functional normality will be used. Treatments can be done at any age. The possibilities are increasing and the limitations decreasing each day.