What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities (anomalies – dental and skeleton).

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dentist who has successfully completed three-year postgraduate studies at the Department of Dentistry after graduation at Faculty of Medicine and stomatological practice.

At what age should the first orthodontic visit be?

There is no age restriction when to first have an orthodontic screening and treatment. Everyone can visit orthodontics without any previous recommendation. The sole reason for a visit might be the desire to make your appearance and health better. Children should have their first orthodontic screening after an occurrence of a problem noted by a dentist, doctor or parents. The beginning of the treatment is very individual and is closely connected with dentition.

First orthodontic visit

Everyone is allowed to visit an orthodontist without previous medical recommendation. The doctor informs you about the type of anomaly you have and recommends orthodontic treatment and its timing, whether to start immediately or later. The dentist also determines the best course of treatment and states examinations that are required before the orthodontic treatment begins. The orthodontist also proposes a suitable kind of braces and the length of treatment. 

Planning of orthodontic treatment

It is utterly advisable to plan precisely orthodontic screening before treatment. Such a screening contains entrance examination, making of tooth prints, X-ray pictures and photographs. During such a visit, you will be acquainted with the precise procedure of the treatment. While having approved this plan, the patient gives an approval for the treatment suggested by the dentist. In the course of the treatment, some complications might arise, however the dentist can modify the plan afterwards.

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