Dental Apparatus

Orthodontics is a specialty in dentistry and deals with the direction of the teeth, the regulation of bite problems and the relationship of the jaws to each other and the dentofacial system.

Invisalign

Who doesn’t care for a beautiful smile? Teeth and smile beauty are substantial elements of wellbeing. We are all ready for a little dentist help just to have that perfect smile. Invisalign is one of our recent options.

IInvisalign is a removable, transparent, almost invisible custom-made appliance in compliance with your dental arch morphology. Invisalign casings are held in place 22 hour per day, replaced every 3 weeks and their number depends on each case particularities. It is suggested for moderate teeth misalignments and malocclusions.

In addition to invisibility and convenience there are many other reasons to choose Invisalign.

These are some of the reasons:

– It is just as effective as traditional bracket appliances.

– Helps your appearance be as aesthetic as possible during the treatment.

– Creates convenience during eating.

– Aesthetics is a major reason why people choose Invisalign. Practically invisible units make patients feel comfortable treating their teeth.

– It can create a safe protection for the teeth during sports activities by providing protection from possible blows or shocks.

– Personal dental hygiene has its facilities as with the removal of Invisalign, you can use the toothbrush and floss normally.

– Invisalign creates a protection for people who grind their teeth during sleep, as it stops the teeth grinding.

Invisalign Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that allows you to correct a series of dental defects: chipped, crooked, poorly positioned or more than normal, jaw bones that are too large or small.

These anomalies, besides causing cosmetic and masticatory problems, they increase the risk of pyorrhea, because they make the dental hygiene more difficult.

Our dentists, specialized in orthodontics, will correct your dental problems by giving you a smile and a perfect chewing.

 

In general, the targets of orthodontics are:

  1. To ensure the correct alignment of the teeth
  2. To improve masticatory function
  3. To improve and maintain the dental health
  4. To give a good smile appearance
  5. To close wide interdental spaces
  6. To give back to the patient a normal smile

 

How our orthodontists work?

A first visit to our center will allow our dentists to provide a complete diagnosis of your dental problems, so as to be able to execute a specific treatment for orthodontic therapies.

The dentist must obtain a complete and detailed vision of your dental situation, through a series of procedures, such as, for example, orthopanoramics (in practice an x-ray of the dental arch) and the dental imprint (which is a real cast that reproduces teeth and gums).

The invisible Invisalign aligner: a mini-invasive advanced technology

Nowadays, the traditional fixed appliances – unpleasant and non-aesthetic, due to the metal plates fixed on the teeth – have been replaced by a new and innovative technology: the invisible Invisalign aligner.

Thanks to this type of device you can finally say goodbye to wires and plaques and correct your teeth without stress or embarrassment.

The invisible Invisalign aligner has a series of removable transparent aligners’ custom made with a 3D imprint of your mouth.

How is Invisaling made?

  1. One of our orthodontists will take an x-ray of your dental arches and take the imprint of each dental arch.
  2. Based on that data, the laboratory will create a computer model of your teeth.
  3. Based on that model will be realized aligners precisely calibrated on your teeth.

How does Invisaling work?

The orthodontist who will follow you will give you a set of aligners that you will wear for about two weeks, removing them only for eating, drinking, brushing your teeth and when using dental floss.

You will then replace those aligners with another series. Your teeth will then begin to move gradually until they are perfectly aligned in their correct position.

The 4 advantages of the revolutionary Invisalign technology

  1. It’s invisible:no one will know that you have a dental aligner, because Invisalign is invisible to the naked eye thanks to the aligners, innovative transparent shells that will cover your teeth correcting their shape and position progressively until you get the desired result.
  2. It’s removable:you can easily remove the invisible Invisalign aligner to eat, drink, brush or floss and reposition it with light pressure on the teeth and jaws.
  3. Gives immediate results:the alignment of the teeth improves immediately. While waiting for the treatment to be finished, you can immediately enjoy a more beautiful smile.

It’s comfortable: thanks to its smooth edges Invisalign integrates perfectly inside the mouth, without causing irritation to the cheeks and gums.

Abnormalities in Orthodontics

Anomalies are considered all deviations from the norm.

They can be skeletal or dental, such as:

– Open bites

– Deep bites

– Second skeletal and dental classes

– Third skeletal and dental classes

– Crossed bites

– Dental collections

Fixed orthodontics appliances

Widely use in kids and teenagers with permanent dentition for repositioning of misaligned teeth, and also in adults of every age. They consist of metal brackets or aesthetic ceramic ones (white or transparent).
The only difference between them is the appearance because function and treatment time will be the same.

Fixed orthodontics appliances with metal brackets

These appliances consist of metal brackets and Ni-Ti or steel wires. They are used if the patient is not concerned with the appliance appearance.

Esthetic orthodontics fixed appliances

These appliances consist of transparent ceramic brackets and invisible wires the first moths, metal wires are used in the consecutive months. It provides an efficient orthodontic treatment in teenagers and adults if they want an invisible orthodontic appliance.

Self-Ligating orthodontic appliances (DAMON):

This is a new orthodontic revolutionary technique that offers:

– More comfort for the patient

– More ease in cleaning the teeth with brackets

– Shorter treatment time

– Reduction of the clinical sessions

– Decreases teeth extractions number for orthodontic purposes

– It is considered as a low friction method, meaning teeth orthodontic realignment with lower forces, biologically more suitable for the dental system resulting in the treatment time reduction of several months.

Right treatment age

Disa anomali, kryesisht ato skeletike (si psh kafshimet e kryqëzuara; klasat e treta skeletike; kafshimet e hapura etj) duhet të trajtohen që në fëmijëri sepse, jo vetëm që nuk kanë mundësi vetërregullimi por me kalimin e kohës ato përkeqësohen.

Some anomalies, mainly those skeletal (like crossed bite, third skeletal class, open bite, etc) need treatment since childhood, not only because there is no possible teeth self-alignments but with time it gets worse.

Some other orthodontic anomalies (mainly dental anomalies) can be corrected in grown age as well.

First orthodontist visit

Parents should be careful and send their kids for a visit at an orthodontist since the eruption of the first permanent molar at the age of six. Some orthodontic anomalies are detectable even earlier.

Treatment time

Orthodontic treatment through fixed appliances is 8-24 month depending on the anomaly and the appliance that’s been used.

Pain

There is no pain during orthodontic treatment, just a short period of discomfort because of the light pressure over the teeth (one week) till full accommodation with the orthodontic appliance. An analgesic such as Paracetamol is rarely needed.

Nutrition

After the orthodontic appliance is set in place, patients can eat everything they want but they should be careful with different foods of increased consistency and hardness because it may damage the bracket, that’s why it is necessary to cut the food in small pieces before chewing.

Oral hygiene

Patients with orthodontic appliances should pay maximum attention to oral hygiene,  Performing teeth brushing three times a day after the main meals is necessary. A careful brushing all around the brackets should be done in all tooth surfaces so that we don’t have food deposition around the brackets which will lead to caries. Mouthwash usage morning and evening, as well as orthodontic brushes are recommended for a better oral hygiene.

Removable orthodontic applainces

They are used mainly in kids with mixed dentition, if permanent and deciduous teeth are present together. They serve mainly for jaw correction, creation of small spaces, or space preservation in case of early primary teeth loss.