Fixed appliances

Contemporary orthodontic treatment is carried out with fixed appliances. The advantages of the fixed appliances are:

  • They function 24 hours a day; therefore they reduce the actual treatment time.
  • Compliance factor on behalf of patient is minimum.
  • They move and position the teeth and jaws "three - dimensionally".
  • They help the orthodontist to achieve high precision, teeth movements.
  • They are very easily tolerated by the patient.

Fixed appliances are:

  • Brackets: There are three types of brackets. These are aesthetic brackets that make their appearance invisible.
  • Palatal expander: This appliance expands the upper jaw correcting crossbite.
  • Orthopedic appliances: These appliances (flex developer.etc) can correct skeletal discrepancies between upper and lower jaws by growth modification in children, adolescents and even in young adults.
  • Space regainers.
  • Space maintainers: These appliances maintain the spaces for the eruption of permanent teeth in the case of premature loss of deciduous (baby) teeth.

Related videos:
Space Mainteners - Lower Lingual Arch
Space Regainers - Lip Bumper
Space Regainer

All our patients are given practical advice on the cleaning and maintenance of appliances fitted, together with a kit of supplies to help them. We also call all our patients with newly fitted appliances 2 days later to reassure them, and answer any questions they may have.

Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
Diet:
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Prevention
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Decay
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Phobia
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|