Orthodontic treatment is a specialty of dentistry in which improperly positioned teeth and jaws are corrected. Crowded teeth cannot be completely cleaned even with very good brushing.
Caries and gingival disorders become more common in teeth that cannot be cleaned properly, and these teeth are lost at an early age. Tooth loss, in addition to aesthetically unsightly appearance, causes excessive load on the chewing muscles due to missing teeth, thus causing pain in the joint, head and neck. For these reasons, crooked teeth cause not only aesthetic problems, but also health problems. The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasant appearance, and having teeth that will stay with you for a lifetime. Orthodontic treatment should only be applied by orthodontists.
Your dentist or orthodontist can tell you whether you need treatment after a clinical examination. Orthodontic treatment is required for anyone who does not have an ideal bite.
Ideal closure: It is a type of closure that does not require orthodontic treatment, and the teeth and jaws are healthy and aesthetic.
Deep bite is called deep bite when the upper teeth cover the lower teeth too much.
Crossbite The cases: where the upper teeth are on the anterior or posterior side and the lower teeth are on the inside are called crossbites
Lateral crossbite: It’s called deep bite when the upper teeth cover the lower teeth too much.
Open bite: Refers to the situation where the teeth are not fully closed.
Midline shift: The middle of the upper teeth and the middle of the lower teeth should ideally coincide.
Crowding: In cases where the teeth do not fit in the jaws, the teeth are crooked.
Although the treatment of disorders in the jaws is more difficult, treatment is possible when started at an early age. Severe jaw disorders in our adult patients can be corrected with the application of orthodontics and jaw operations together.
lower jaw forward
Lower jaw back
Asymmetry of the jaw
Upper jaw drooping
The treatment of problems related to the jaws is started at the age of 8 at the earliest. If the problem is in the alignment of the teeth, the age of 12 is usually a suitable age to start orthodontic treatment when all milk teeth fall out and permanent teeth come out. Contrary to the old belief, orthodontic treatment can be applied at any age.