Once orthodontic treatment has started, the cooperation of the patient with the orthodontist is essential. One of the aspects in which this cooperation is fundamental is in the activation, at regular intervals, of the forces that we apply to the dentition and/or the jaws. The teeth and jaws move when we apply forces on them in the right direction and magnitude.
It has been proven that the most effective forces for movement are smooth and continuous, which is why it is necessary to activate them in successive control appointments to maintain the gentle and constant pressure necessary for the treatment to develop normally. The gentler the forces, the less discomfort will be for the patient, and an absence from follow-up appointments can never be made up with a greater applied force.
Although it seems that orthodontic treatment is carried out during adolescence or at an early age, there has indeed been a considerable increase in the number of adults who decide to follow orthodontic treatment. From Clínica Dental Dr. Montané we want to dedicate today’s article to explain what aesthetic orthodontics consists of.
In recent years, new techniques have appeared to improve the already typical and well-known dental appliances or also called brackets. These aesthetic brackets are made of different materials to provide greater effectiveness and an almost invisible aesthetic effect.
This type of corrector has advantages over others that fulfill the same function and which would be the following:
• Aesthetic level of high value compared to the traditional ones.
• Being almost invisible, the patient tolerates discreetly wearing them.
• Treatment times are the same as usual.
• The price is affordable so it does not differ.
• These brackets cause a decrease in allergic reactions to the metal of the classic correctors.
• Avoid dental wear and problems derived from poor occlusion.
We say that cooperation is essential because not going to control appointments can delay the completion and even influence the final result of orthodontic treatment. Our team of dentists specialized in orthodontics want the same thing as you: that you recover your dental health and your smile as soon as possible, it is therefore essential that you do not miss any control appointment and that you go to all of them as we will indicate in our orthodontic clinic.
Check-up appointments with your orthodontist are essential for the success of the treatment
The frequency of follow-up appointments varies depending on the problem the patient presents and also on the chosen orthodontic system. The cooperation of the patient is also more necessary when it comes to attending these appointments if they have any special pathology, such as periodontal disease in adults.
When you go to our exclusive orthodontic clinic, we will carry out a clinical examination to determine the most convenient type of treatment, proposing a second appointment to take complete records in case orthodontics indicated it. After it, we will proceed to comment on your case in a personalized and individualized way, evaluating various orthodontic treatment proposals and their characteristics.
Finally, we will proceed to the placement of the pertinent appliances and we will establish the control appointments. In them, we will adjust and renew the necessary forces and monitor the progress achieved. There will be adjustment appointments of longer and shorter duration, which require more or less concentration on the part of our team and, therefore, sometimes we will ask you to come first thing in the morning when it comes to adjustments with a specific complication, which require more attention than others more routine.