The importance of having straight teeth is not only about esthetics but it also improves hygiene, function and
it even influences body posture.
Orthodontics is the area specialized in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental malocclusions and also
complaints in the temporomandibular joint.
In Orthodontics we can distinguish two different approaches:
Done in children aiming to detect and treat problems of the stomatognathic system (bone, muscles and
teeth) preventing them to evolve to more serious conditions, guiding the growth to a more favorable status.
Braces with either of metal or ceramic (esthetic) brackets.
Now we also have the Damon System which allows treatments to be faster, more comfortable and in the
many of cases avoids the need of dental extractions.
With this type of brackets, treatments become faster, more comfortable and most of the time avoid having dental extractions. Here, too, the brackets can be metallic or ceramic (aesthetic).
This area of Orthodontics in our clinic is carried out by a specialist of the same, an Orthodontist, with training and practice to make the diagnosis and advise and provide the most suitable type of treatment for you.
In an area in constant evolution like this and with several treatment options it is important to be done by a specialist and not by a general dentist that was what happened in the past.