If you have a referral for orthodontic treatment from your dentist, a consultation at our clinic will be free of charge. If you do not have a referral and you are still interested in orthodontic treatment, we charge per 15-minute consultation according to the current price list.
The usual reason for using braces is the desire for teeth that are esthetically more pleasing, but having straight teeth also pays off for health reasons. Straight teeth are less prone to tooth decay, gingivitis and injury. It is harder for plaque to stick on straight teeth. Straight teeth are easier to clean. The risk of periodontitis and premature tooth loss decreases.
Orthodontic treatment is possible at any age. The number of adult patients has been growing steadily in recent years. The only limiting factor is the hygiene and quality of the suspensory dental apparatus (periodontium). In cooperation with a periodontist, orthodontic treatment using braces is also possible in patients with periodontitis. Orthodontic treatment is also often necessary in preparation for an implant and prosthetic treatment.
Untreated orthodontic defects can worsen over time. They can cause tooth decay, periodontitis, difficulty eating. Early orthodontic treatment can be less costly than subsequent treatment of problems caused by an untreated defect. Therefore, it is better not to postpone the decision to undergo orthodontic treatment with braces.
How is an orthodontic examination performed
The first step in orthodontic care at our clinic is an initial no-obligation consultation, during which we will examine the client and outline options for orthodontic treatment, its time intensity and the client’s financial participation. If you have a referral from a dentist, you have a free consultation with us. If you do not have a referral and you are still interested in orthodontic treatment, we charge a fifteen-minute consultation according to the current price list.
If you decide on orthodontic treatment at our clinic, a consultation is followed by an initial examination. To accurately determine the treatment plan, it is necessary to make orthodontic models, a panoramic X-ray image of the teeth, a profile X-ray image of the head, photo documentation of the client and in growing clients also an X-ray image of the wrist to determine the so-called skeletal age. Based on this, we will make an individual treatment plan, which we will discuss in detail with the client or in the case of a child with the parents, and then we can start orthodontic treatment using braces.
Types of braces we offer
- Removable braces
- Fixed metal wired braces or ceramic brackets
- Clear aligners
The most commonly used apparatus in orthodontic treatment are fixed braces. During the active phase of treatment, we move the teeth and dental arches to the planned position with the help of fixed braces. We most often use metal locks for this. We can also offer ceramic locks (ceramic brackets), which are less noticeable. Exemplary oral hygiene is a prerequisite for the treatment with fixed braces. If the client cleans his teeth properly during the treatment, then there is no danger of caries developing underneath the locks. It is also necessary to pay attention to eating habits and avoid certain foods (eg nuts, toast…) to avoid loosening the lock from the tooth. The average duration of treatment with a fixed appliance is 2 years, but it can be longer or shorter depending on the type of problem.
Perhaps the most esthetic among fixed braces are the invisible aligners. They are made of invisible silicone and are made to measure in the USA, where we send the manufacturer all orthodontic documentation of the client in digitized form, according to which the manufacturer then makes your aligners. The number of aligners varies according to the extent of the orthodontic defect and the expected duration of treatment. During the treatment, the client changes the aligners in the order determined by the orthodontist. Thanks to the transparent material, the aligners are really invisible – when you open your mouth, no one will know you are wearing them.
For children in the mixed dentition stage, we use removable braces for some specific defects. Removable braces do not allow the full spectrum of orthodontic movements and a certain disadvantage of these devices is that the outcome of treatment is completely dependent on the cooperation of the client. Naturally, if the client does not wear a brace, the result will not come. However, the possibility of removing the braces is a great advantage for many clients.
Retention (maintenance) phase of the treatment
After removing the braces, the client must wear retention plates and so-called fixed retainers for a certain period of time according to the set treatment plan. The fixed retainer is a thin wire glued to the inner surface of the teeth, which prevents the teeth from returning to their original position and allows the teeth to adapt to the new position, thus ensuring a stable result of orthodontic treatment.
Clear, “invisible”, aligners solve a large number of orthodontic defects and therefore the treatment is suitable for children as well as adults. During the first no-obligation consultation, a certified orthodontist – at our clinic it is Dr. MDDr. Diana Filipová, Ph.D., MBA – decides whether the treatment with Invisalign or Spark clear aligners is right for you.
- No restrictions on food
- Comfortable feeling
- Easy dental hygiene
- Saving time
- Safety and durability