When is the right time for the fixed orthodontic appliance?
The best results are achieved by wearing fixed appliance at puberty when the growth is most intense, which mean age 11 to 15 years. It can be also applied in adulthood when growth is completed and malocclusion manifested!
Does fixed orthodontic appliance correct teeth better then mobile orhodontic appliaince?
Mobile appliance does not exclude treatment with a fixed appliance but in some cases it is enough to correct teeth position. Wearing of mobile appliance in adult patients doesn’t have any effects. During the growing it is a good choice because there isn’t enough permanent teeth for putting a braces on and the roots of the permanent teeth haven’t completed yet! Force control is much better with fixed appliance and major advantage is that treatment doesn’t depend on the patient will.
Does wearing a braces can damage the teeth?
The braces can not possibly damage the teeth, but inadequate hygiene during wearing, no doubt, can affect the health of teeth and gums.
Is it harmful to teeth bleaching?
If the structure of the teeth enamel are normal when using proven methods instructed by a professional dentist, teeth bleaching is safe.
Is it sometimes necessery to pull out the healthy teeth for bite correction?
Yes, there are cases where we must take out some teeth in orthodontic treatment. Its necessary if we want to achieve stable and balanced occlusion!
When is the best time for to bring a child to the dentist for the very first time?
Already first year the child should become familiar with the dental office surrounding. This of course means monitoring teething, estimating risk factors for caries and advice for maintaining hygiene children's mouths if there is a problem. At age of 3, children already has all deciduous teeth and it is necessary to obtain periodic control at every 6 months. Unless there is a higher risk, it needs more often!
Is it better to repair the tooth with or without anesthesia?
This is completely relative and depends on the level of tolerance of pain and therapists skills and attitude. Modern dentistry is certainly advocates interventions with anesthesia because patients pain threshold are getting lower and lower.