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Answers to the questions that most consult our patients, related to the treatments that we offer. If you do not find the answer you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us, we will be pleased to assist you.

What is orthodontics?

Is the movement of teeth or to correct irregularities in tooth position, helps prevent future bad positions.

Are there age limits?

There aren’t age limit as long as the periodontal status and oral health is optimal. There are limitations on some orthopedic movements that is only possible in young patients and are recommended before age 14, such as the expansion of the palate.

How long does a treatment to align teeth?

Depends on the case but usually treatments devices range from 18 to 24 months, in specific cases such as orthodontic tooth including these drives can last 36 months.

Is it necessary Extraction of teeth in orthodontic treatments?

In some cases yes, it all depends on the discrepancy (crowding) and tooth size as macrodoncias.

What types of dental braces are used?

Apparatus for aligning teeth can be fixed or removable. Among the fixed braces are metal brackets that can be as or aesthetic brackets ceramic braces or brackets sapphire within this technique removable invisalign, incognito lingual orthodontic system.

Why is it important treatment performed to correct malocclusions and align teeth?

The treatment planned by the orthodontist helps improve periodontal health and improves function and occlusion, in addition to cosmetic dentistry, giving you greater safety and durability for your teeth and confidence in yourself and in your smile.

You need some special care of your teeth during treatment?

If during treatment with the orthodontist and once completed, keep a perfect hygiene and dental health.

How often controls the orthodontist made?

Orthodontic controls are usually performed every 4 weeks.

What are the conventional fixed appliances or metal brackets?

Correction is fixed by placing metal brackets which can not be removed by the patient. This was the first system to correct malocclusions that has existed and therefore represents the image that traditionally patients in clinical Prop dental explain how the metal wires that do not want in your treatment.

There are other aesthetic variations?

If the placement of dental braces sapphire generation technique or invisalign (clear aesthetic cases) or lingual braces incognito system.

What is the difference between aesthetic brackets and metal braces?

There is no difference in their function is just an aesthetic difference, some are metal brackets and aesthetic porcelain material or sapphire.

There is some kind of treatment that is more aesthetic yet?

If the aesthetic treatment is the latest generation invisalign technique.

What is lingual orthodontics?

It is the positioning of dental brackets on the inner side of the tooth.

Who can make the system incognito?

Any orthodontist knowledge of the art unknown system.

What are the advantages of the unknown system?

Only aesthetic. The unknown system has dental braces that are placed lingual and are smaller.

What are the disadvantages of lingual brackets?

Lingual brackets being on the inside of the teeth are in contact with the tongue, which is very common ulcers and sores in the same. Treatment also takes longer.

What is the best age to begin treatment with the orthodontist?

In young patients the ideal age is the end of the replacement tooth baby teeth to permanent teeth, otherwise any age is good to correct malocclusions and improve the oral health of the patient.

I will move the teeth after treatment? I remain perfect teeth?

After a treatment with your orthodontist aligner is natural for that small movements is necessary and mandatory use of retainers. Usually the result is satisfactory provided the diagnosis and planning are correct.

What are the equipment maintenance?

Called retention retainers are required after treatment to prevent small movements, or the teeth back to the original position.

How should I clean my teeth with braces?

Should be exercised by brushing after every meal and the use of interdental brushes and mouthwash.

Things I can not eat with braces?

You can eat all kinds of food without being previously cut straight cut teeth. Disallowed foods are those that dental braces and chewing gum and food very hard stick

What do I do if it hurts me, click me or have some urgency?

During the first days of the placement of dental appliances using some analgesics are recommended, using wax or silicone to prevent chafing points ulcer, and if there is any emergency that can not be solved go to our dental clinics in Barcelona.

What do I do if I was off a dental bracket or me off a device?

Seek Orthodontic Centre El Salvador always bothering and can not wait.

What is stripping?

The stripping is a slight polishing of the interproximal surfaces of the teeth to gain space and facilitate the placement of the teeth. It is performed with a very thin metal strip.

What are intermaxillary elastics?

Aids are used during treatment to correct and adjust the occlusion

Can I practice some sport with the equipment?

Yes, but the placement of a mouth guard is necessary.

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