Orthodontics is a specialist area of dentistry that deals with monitoring the growth and development of children, diagnosing teeth, bite and facia anomalies as well as treating them. It is a very complex area that can only be dealt with by a dentist who is a professional specialist. Therapy is carried out with the help of special devices, i.e. appliance or as it is usually mistakenly called a prosthesis. Prostheses are devices that compensate for something that has been lost, and here we are actually dealing with devices for the correction of already existing structures.
Why is this important?
- The correct position of the teeth and jaws is desirable so that they can properly perform their function of chewing, swallowing, speaking and breathing. As a result of these irregularities, there may be inadequate biting off and chewing of food, then inadequate pronunciation of some voices, and problems with swallowing and breathing may also occur.
- In addition, the correct position of these structures enables a harmonious and acceptable appearance of the face.
- Maintaining oral hygiene is also difficult for people who have orthodontic anomalies!
- All dental interventions that would be necessary to carry out have been made more difficult.
Correcting these anomalies is a long process that takes time and is worth every effort. It can last for several years. Therefore, it is necessary that there is a good cooperation between the patient (parents in the case of children) and the therapist. The first step is the observation of anomalies in children by parents, children's dentists or orthodontists. With a specialist examination, we diagnose and classify the regularity and create a therapy plan. Sometimes the therapy goes in several stages. We divide all our patients into two groups: those who are still growing (children) and those who have completed their growth (adults). The therapeutic approach is different for these two groups. Each irregularity is a case in itself and each patient reacts differently. There are no strict rules, the plan is set exclusively by the therapist, and of course the patient has the right to agree or not to agree to the proposed therapy.
The patient signs a consent form confirming his consent to the proposed therapy plan. The written consent form is also on the website and you can view it.