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Orthodontic treatment is a long-term process, in the early, middle and late stages of orthodontic treatment, there are many factors that determine the final orthodontic effect
What is the orthodontic process
Intraoral and extraoral examination
The doctor will carefully check all the problems inside and outside your mouth, such as dental caries, periodontal disease, whether there are missing teeth, whether there are fixed or movable dentures in the mouth, whether there are damaged roots, whether the occlusion is disordered, whether there are bad habits such as mouth breathing, night molting, unilateral chewing, rhinitis, tonsillitis, facial symmetry, temporomandibular joint
these problems are closely related to making a correct diagnosis and making a comprehensive treatment plan for you. Only the more detailed understanding of your condition can we consider it more comprehensive. You must not think that the doctor is too annoying. We should also tell the doctor your situation truthfully
For example, if you have mouth breathing, the doctor can ask whether it is caused by rhinitis or habitual open mouth sleep or adenoid hypertrophy.
mouth breathing can cause opening and closing, maxillary or mandibular protrusion, but the opening and closing are caused by oral breathing The doctor will correct your mouth breathing problem according to your condition, and eliminate the cause of disease first, so as to achieve the desired results and maintain the good effect
At this time, we can also inform the doctors of our demands for treatment and the dental problems we encounter in daily life, for example, we want to improve the protruding face shape, use more beautiful appliances, uneven teeth, and so on, so as to help doctors understand the needs of correction and formulate reasonable treatment plan
If the clinical examination is “looking, smelling and asking”, then the key point is to take a film and take a model.
some hospitals will use intraoral scanner instead of film taking to obtain more accurate data. The whole process of
will not have too much discomfort, and a few people will feel uncomfortable because of tension The radiation dose of conventional oral X-ray film is very small, and the harm to human body is basically zero.
, but pregnant women should avoid taking X-ray film
These data will provide a specific data analysis basis for doctors’ treatment plans and programs
This step is not only one of the keys to the success of correction, but also the place where many years of skill learning and clinical experience are condensed
When making the orthodontic plan, the doctor needs to design the ideal tooth arrangement, occlusal relationship, facial smile curve and the effect you want to achieve through the analysis of facial aesthetics, dentition model and X-ray film.
at this time, the doctor will discuss with you the treatment plan and the choice of appliance in detail, and will also inform you of the possible risks Sign relevant informed consent form with you to ensure that you start orthodontic treatment under the premise of clear understanding. Minors and patients with no self-care ability should be accompanied by guardians to understand the treatment plan and sign the informed consent form
Preparation before correction
If you have periodontal problems or dental caries, it is recommended to treat them before orthodontic treatment, and then begin to correct them
People who need extraction should also complete the extraction before wearing the appliance
Step 5. Wearing braces
After so much work has been done, braces can finally be put on!
The fixed appliance consists of brackets and arch wires, which usually takes one and a half to two and a half years to complete the correction
During this period, a further visit is needed every 1-3 months, and the orthodontic appliance is adjusted by the doctor. The
appliance is like a magic prop in the orthodontist’s hand, guiding each tooth to move to the most appropriate position healthily
After a long career of braces, we can finally see a beautiful smile after correction. However, we still need to continue to work hard to keep the perfect smile~
After the correction, the doctor will remove the appliance and take the membrane again to make the retainer. The use of the retainer is the key to make a beautiful smile!
At first, you need to wear a retainer every day and night for half a year.
can be worn every night after half a year.
can be worn every other day after one year.
Adolescents should wear it at least until the end of their growth and development period, and adults should wear it for at least two years. Some of them need to wear it for life.
during the period of wearing retainer, they should be visited every half a year.
If you don’t wear the retainer or don’t wear it for enough time, it may cause recurrence and the teeth will run to the wrong position again!
A little reminder
Orthodontic treatment is irreversible to a certain extent, especially for those extraction cases, once the treatment fails, it will increase the difficulty of re treatment
Therefore, we should choose the normal hospital and high-quality products before the correction starts.
the doctor with exquisite skills and rich experience will make reasonable planning according to your actual situation, and make a perfect treatment plan