Welcome
to the orthodontic department

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specialises in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is "malocclusion", which means "bad bite".

The practise of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial balance.

The Orthodontic department is a very professional specialty in our clinic. Dr Petros Kokkinos qualified in United States and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. We have a qualified Nurse, a qualified Orthodontic Assistant and a Dentist who assist Dr. Petros in the clinic and a clinic manager with lots of experience. Our department is highly disciplined and works to an organized protocol to ensure a complete quality of service to our patients.

The first time you visit our department is your first step to a wonderful smile, and to ensure we give you the best service we can. We follow the following procedures.

  1. At the first appointment you may be given a prescription for some x-rays to help us with our diagnosis, you will then be asked to make an appointment to see one of our clinic assistants for the records and oral hygiene lessons.
  2. Records and Oral Hygiene Appointment. The second appointment we have with our new patients is an informal lesson on basic tooth brushing and oral health care, this is combined with disclosing of the teeth in order for the patient to see any areas they have difficulty with cleaning, and we give instructions on the correct brushing technique to remove all bacteria effectively. together Follow up advice and supplies to help them with their new routine are given. This is followed up by photographs taken both extra orally and intra orally to help us with the diagnosis.
  3. Consultation appointment is about 1 week later, to discuss your personal treatment plan, along with the records previously taken. This involves the patient and the parents and / or guardians, and is normally conducted in the early evening, this can however be altered if required.
  4. Initiation of your treatment is approximately 1 week later; we will give you written details of your personal treatment plan at that appointment.
  5. Following the placing of any appliances we will instruct you on the aftercare and appropriate cleaning and maintenance of them before you leave, along with equipment and information to get you started.
  6. As part of our duty of care for you and your treatment and ultimate smile we will also give you in depth information on the correct nutrition and preventive care.
  1. After 2 days we will call you to find out how you are coping with your new appliances and if you have any concerns.
  2. Two weeks after the appliances are fitted you will have an appointment to check on your ability to keep the appliances clean, we ask you to bring your toothbrush to the clinic and we will check your teeth for bacteria with disclosing tablets, this enables us to discover if you have any problems, and to discuss your dietary habits.
  3. The routine maintenance of your therapy will be every 4 - 6 weeks approximately, according to your specific treatment plan.
  4. Τreatment can be last between 12 - 24 months depending on your specific needs, or less if achievable.
  5. When your therapy is completed, we will arrange for you to have the appliance removed. You will receive written information regarding this appointment and aftercare of the retention wire.
  6. Your next appointment will be to check your retainers and to retake your photographs. You will receive the beginning and the end of treatment photographs 1 month later.
  7. We will continue to monitor your retention for 1 year after the appliances are removed.
  8. You can come and see us when ever you like if you have problems regarding your treatment.
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|