About Orthodontics Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance, function and position of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth. In orthodontic treatment, the teeth can be straightened and moved into a better position. An orthodontist who is specialized in the area and has a dental degree does orthodontic treatment. Orthodontics uses braces to correct the positions of the teeth. The treatment duration will depend on the situation but is usually between 18 and 24 months.

Braces are bonded directly onto each tooth’s surface. It’s also possible to get clear invisible trays, which can straighten teeth without using traditional braces and wires. Invisible trays are a good option for patients who require simple orthodontic work. Invisible trays are custom-made clear removable trays that put pressure on the teeth and move them gradually into their correct position. The four main appliances used in an orthodontic treatment are

Fixed braces – are non-removable braces, which are made up of brackets that are glued onto each tooth and linked with stainless steel wires.

Removable braces – are plastic plates that cover the roof of the mouth and clip onto some of the teeth.

Functional appliances – are a pair of removable plastic braces that are joined together or designed to interact together, and they fit onto the upper and lower teeth.

Headgear – can be used with an orthodontic treatment. It is worn at night to help the repositioning of the teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment Procedure

Before the treatment, the orthodontist will evaluate the need and what type of treatment is needed and the duration of treatment. Pictures and a Panoramic and Ceph X-ray of the teeth will be taken. On the first appointment, spacers and bands will be inserted between the molar and bicuspid teeth to make space for orthodontic bands. The patient will be seen in periodic intervals during the procedure and on the next appointment the spacers will be removed and the teeth will start getting prepared and brackets will be cemented onto each tooth and wires will be placed between the brackets. The treatment usually takes up to 2 hours to perform.

Suitable Patients for Orthodontic Treatment

• Children patients who are over the age of 12

• Patients must be at a healthy status and healthy mentally and physically

• Adult patients are able undergo the treatment at any age

Before Orthodontic Treatment

• The teeth must be brushed more often

• The patient must maintain a good oral hygiene

• Patients must avoid fizzy drinks 2 weeks before the treatment

• Patients must rinse their mouth quite often

After Orthodontic Treatment

• Patients must maintain a good oral hygiene

• Patients must wear appliances as instructed

• Patients must follow the orthodontist’s dietary advises

Risks of Orthodontic Treatment

Just like every treatment there are some risks with orthodontic treatment such as

  • Cavities and decalcification
  • Swollen gums and periodontal problems
  • Root resorption
  • Loss of tooth vitality

Definition

Decalcification – removal of calcium ions from the tooth

Cavity – a hole in the tooth caused by tooth decay

First day of Orthodontics Treatment

The patients will attend a consultation with the orthodontist and will be advised about the treatment and their condition. Pictures and a panoramic and ceph X-ray of the teeth will be taken. The teeth will be prepared ready for the treatment. Spacers and bands will be inserted between the molar and bicuspid teeth to make space for orthodontic bands and this will take around 30 minutes to perform. The patient will be seen in periodic intervals during the procedure.

Second day of Orthodontics Treatment

The patient is free. The patient can enjoy their time in Turkey

Third day of Orthodontics Treatment

The patient will attend a second visit to the dentist which the spacers will be removed and the teeth will start getting prepared and brackets will be cemented onto each tooth and then wires will be placed between the brackets. The treatment takes around 2 hours to perform. The treatment usually lasts between 18 – 24 months. The patient will need to visit the dentist once every 6 months for a routine check up which they can do at their destination.

Fourth day of Orthodontics Treatment

The patient will attend a third visit to the dentist for a final consultation, the dentist will check that the braces are fine and give the patient medical advice and post instructions. Once everything is over the patient is ready to return to their destination or enjoy their time in Turkey.

Notes

• Trip schedule may vary. medicTurkey patient relations will provide you a detailed trip schedule before the travel.

• For details on accommodation, transportation and other services, please check the SERVICES page.

What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment is used to improve the appearance, function and position of crooked or abnormally arranged teeth. In orthodontic treatment the teeth can be straightened and moved into a better position

How is Orthodontics done?

Orthodontics treatment is done with a couple of visits to the dentist. On the first appointment, pictures and X-ray’s of the tooth will be taken and the treatment type will be decided. Then spacers and bands will be applied between the teeth. They will be removed and brackets will be cemented onto the tooth and wires will be put through the brackets to reshape the teeth.

Who can have Orthodontics?

Orthodontics treatment is suitable for

  • Children patients who are over the age of 12
  • Patients must be at a healthy status and healthy mentally and physically

Adult patients are able undergo the treatment at any age

How long does Orthodontics take?

Orthodontics treatment usually takes up to 2 hours to perform. The duration of other procedures like placing bands and spacers take around 30 minutes.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Orthodontics is 3-4 days including consultation before and after the treatment.

Are there any risks of Orthodontics?

Like every treatment there is a slight possibility of risks to occur in an orthodontic treatment such as

  • Cavities and decalcification
  • Swollen gums and periodontal problems
  • Root resorption
  • Loss of tooth vitality

Devices used in Orthodontics

Cephalometric X-ray and Panoramic X-ray device is used.

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We will be coming to Istanbul for 22 days. Can I have braces at that time? How many day are needed?

Dear Elis,
Brace treatment may require long times according to the patients condition. Orthodontist has to advise on your treatment period. You can send us pictures of your teeth and we can give you a close estimation on the time of the treatment.
About your stay: Most probably 22 days will not be enough for the treatment. But of course you can have the braces in Turkey and continue the treatment at your home town.
For detailed information we will be contacting you via e-mail.
Kind regards,

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