On the first consultation, we look at your bite and take 1-2 X-rays of your teeth. If it turns out that treatment is necessary, we will give you information regarding treatment time, choose which type of braces is best for you, and look at the treatment costs.
In some cases, we will scan your teeth using the newest iTero 3D-scanner technology
Treatment depends on which bite defects are to be treated and will therefore vary from person to person. The average treatment time with traditional braces last on average for 2 years. It is common to divide the braces into 2 groups: fixed and detachable braces.
The detachable appliances can be removed for cleaning and adjustment. It is used primarily on younger children and adolescents in growth.
Fixed appliances is glued to the teeth and is not removed until the treatment is completed. During the treatment, you will receive check-ups and adjustments, at approximately 4- to 6-week intervals.
It does not hurt to get put on the braces, but the teeth may be sore the first week afterwards. A regular, over-the-counter painkiller 30 minutes before eating can help you for the first few days. After a week, the discomfort uses to be over. Some people experience chafing on the inside of the cheek or lips, as a result of the braces, and these can be relieved by putting some wax (which you get from us) on top of the bracket closest to the wound.
Sometimes it is absolutely necessary to remove some teeth to get the best possible result. Whether you need to pull teeth or not, your orthodontist will be able to tell you at the first consultation.
Orthodontics is offered primarily to our patients to:
- Improve bite function
- Prevent trauma (damage) to the front teeth
- Straighten teeth to facilitate optimal oral hygiene, by making it easier to access with the toothbrush
- Prevent future oral diseases
- Aesthetics: improve the tooth position and face profile
There are many benefits with orthodontic treatment. It will be easier for you to keep your teeth clean, you will have improved chewing function and aesthetically you will get a beautiful smile.
A treatment with orthodontics can in principle be done at any time during life. Some preventive treatments can be done early in life, at 7-10 years of age. Other treatments do not begin until you have all the permanent teeth. It is also becoming more common for adult patients to undergo orthodontic treatments with today's modern, and almost invisible, orthodontics.
The first few days after getting braces, it can feel different when you talk, but eventually you talk without problems.
Not if you are careful with oral hygiene. If you do not brush the bacteria (plaque) away properly, it will increase the risk of decalsifications (caries) - it leaves white marks on the teeth. The white marks may eventually turn brown due to discoloration from food and drink. They will never disappear by themselves. Here at the clinic, you will receive instruction in how to brush teeth with braces, as well as diet information. It is also important that during the treatment period, extra fluoride is added to the teeth to increase the protection against cavities in the teeth - caries. We recommend 0.2% NaF fluoride rinse, which you can get without a prescription at the pharmacy.
Only if you are sloppy with brushing your teeth. If you do not brush away the bacterial coating on the teeth (plaque) properly, eat too many sweets and drink sugary drinks, it may leave white marks on the teeth (decalcifications). The white marks may eventually turn brown due to discoloration from food and drink. They will never disappear by themselves. At the clinic, you will receive instruction in how to brush teeth with braces, as well as diet information. It is also important that during the regulation period, extra fluoride is added to the teeth to increase the protection against cavities in the teeth - caries. We recommend 0.2% NaF fluoride rinse, which you can get without a prescription at the pharmacy.
After ended treatment, you often get thin retainers that are glued to the back of your front teeth. The purpose is to stabilize the teeth in their new position. You may also get a removable night retainer, which is used at night for a couple of years after treatment. You will get more information about this from us - both in how it should be used and how it is cleaned.
We understand that there is a lot to wonder about when it comes to braces. Contact us on telephone +47 67 51 90 75 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use our contact form.
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