Orthodontics is a speciality discipline of dentistry that focuses on the correction of improper alignment of the teeth and jaws using both removable and non-removable appliances.
Orthodontic treatment can be carried out at practically any age, the key is the patient's desire to improve the aesthetics of his/her smile and readiness to devote a relatively long time, as orthodontic treatment such as fixed braces treatment takes on average one and a half to two years.
Kids should be evaluated for orthodontics by the age of 5 to 6 at the time when deciduous teeth start to change to permanent teeth. During the consultation the orthodontist will examine the child's teeth and occlusion (the contact between teeth, bite) according to age, as well as assess the position of lips and tongue and breathing pattern, as they are factors due to which malfunction wrong dental occlusion can form. If necessary the orthodontist will perform a dental x-ray to assess the position and development of permanent teeth in the bone.
Orthodontic treatment is most commonly started in adolescence, but nowadays due to increasing aesthetic requirements more adults are turning to the orthodontist. At the moment orthodontics can offer treatment with a variety of aesthetically attractive methods, such as ceramic and lingual braces or the Invisalign system.
Orthodontic treatment can result in a beautiful smile, functionally sound bite as well as in the long term improve the health of dental supporting tissues. However, keep in mind that dental adjustment also has its limitations and risks, because the human body's response, although widely studied, is sometimes impossible to predict.
A board of certified orthodontists work at our clinic and we use efficient, modern, scientific evidence based and globally recognised methods of treatment.
After the consultation our orthodontist Ieva Fiļipova and Iveta Jankovska will set up an individual treatment plan based on clinical and radiographic investigations in order to obtain the treatment result of an optimal smile and soft tissue aesthetics.