Orthodontics is one of the fields of dentistry, whose task is the correction of the occlusion (jaw relationships) and the prevention of improper teeth arrangement.
Today more than half of the world's population need orthodontic treatment. A correct occlusion is essential not only from an aesthetic point of view. Malocclusion can also be the cause of many diseases of the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract: gingivitis, periodontitis, periodontal disease, caries, diseases of the temporomandibular joints etc.
Modern orthodontics discovers a variety of factors leading to malocclusion, or somehow related to it.Most often braces, multibonding systems, a standard curved wire with a predetermined shape and also braces with a chamfer are used for the treatment of such disorders. Braces with chamfers are attached to the tooth, and metal wire is placed in these chamfers. The wire tends to return to its pre-specified shape, and thus aligns the teeth. The braces give an opportunity not only to make the teeth grow straight, but also to ensure their further health. For the same purpose self-ligating braces can be used in some cases..
Early orthodontic treatment is very effective in children. The occlusion is correction by means of removable platelets. However, before using these brackets the consultation with specialist is needed. Dentists of “The Oxford Medical” are qualified not only to install bracket systems, they also can advise you on other malocclusion correction methods represented in our clinic.
For example, the correction of pathological malocclusion with invisible braces is developing rapidly in recent years. Dentists say that this trend can be attributed to the enormous influence of a beautiful smile and proper occlusion (closure of the upper and lower dentitions) on the social life of people. This is the reason why orthodontic technology evolves and improves every day. “The Oxford Medical" is a clinic providing up to date confidential treatment, installing all orthodontic appliances in the oral cavity.
Lingual braces (or incognito braces) are special orthodontic devices, which are not removed in normal conditions. They are glued from the side of the lingua (hence the name lingual: "lingva" – tongue lat.) and are invisible from the outside. Sometimes it is appropriate to apply lingual braces, along with vestibular ones (glued on the outside of the dentition and can be seen form outside). This gives an additional effect and accelerates the alignment of teeth. With the use of modern multi bonding systems (braces), occlusion correction takes place in the conditions of maximum comfort.
In the dental office of “The Oxford Medical" clinic you can also install self ligating braces. The main feature of the design of these braces is the presence of passive elements for arc fixing in the base of a bracket. In the standard bracket systems the arc made of wire is attached to the special locks with the help of ligatures. It leads to the need to overcome a friction force when the teeth are moved into place. With regard to self-ligating braces, they only keep, but not completely block the wire arc. This allows the doctor to apply pressure for the correction of occlusion more physiologically and comfortably for the patient. Self-ligating braces and high-tech arcs used today provide an opportunity to achieve level of force sufficient to move the teeth on the arcs of the minimum cross section. In this case, patients notice significant positive changes since the first months of treatment with self-ligating braces.
Dental Clinic of “The Oxford Medical" has all latest equipment. Qualified staff will pay maximum attention to you and return you the joy of smile. Do not delay taking care of yourself; sign up for a free consultation of a dentist in “The Oxford Medical” clinic!