Adult Orthodontics

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that studies, prevents and corrects the alterations of the development, the forms of the dental arches and the position of the jaws, with the objective of reestablishing the balance both in form and function of the mouth and face, improving also the facial aesthetics.

Orthodontics faces problems that go far beyond the simple placement of teeth. It deals with the correction of alterations in the upper maxilla and jaw, alterations in the face and, above all, functional disorders of mastication.

What are the most common problems?

  • Crowding: Teeth can be misaligned because the dental arch is small or the teeth are large. Bone and gums on the roots of a mouth with very crowded teeth can become thin and recede as a result of that crowding. Impacted teeth (teeth that should have come in, but haven't), poor occlusion, and unwanted appearance can result from crowding.
  • The upper teeth are out: Upper teeth that protrude beyond their normal closure tend to cause problems, often indicating a poor fit of the back teeth (especially the molars) and may also indicate uneven growth of the jaws. Often the upper teeth that protrude are associated with a lower jaw that is short with respect to the upper one. Thumb sucking can also cause this effect.
  • Overbite: Overbite occurs when the lower incisors (the front teeth) close under the upper ones and are hidden by the upper ones. When the lower front teeth close from behind, they tend to bite into the area of the palate or the inner gum of the upper teeth, producing a wear of the area of the palate bone and a high degree of discomfort. It also causes greater wear to the upper incisors.
  • Open bite: We are dealing with an open bite when the upper and lower incisors do not touch when trying to fit the teeth or when biting. This mismatching effect of the front teeth transfers all the bite pressure to the back teeth. This excessive pressure makes chewing insufficient and causes significant erosion and wear of the teeth.
  • Dental spaces: If any teeth are missing, are small or the dental arch is very wide, open spaces may appear between the teeth. Normally this situation can produce lesions in the gums as well as an unpleasant appearance.
  • Cross-biting: The most common case of cross-bite is when the upper teeth fit inside (toward the tongue) of the lower teeth when biting. An orthodontic intervention is very common in these cases due to the discomfort that this anomaly produces when chewing.
  • The lower teeth are out: It is an anomaly that occurs in small proportion and occurs when the lower teeth are more advanced than the upper ones. It is necessary to perform a correct control of the growth of the jaws in order to correct this problem from the beginning.

Why come to DentalSPA?

At DentalSPA we have been improving our patients' smile through orthodontics for over 25 years. We are professionals committed to a single goal: to improve the oral health of our patients.

Your treatment at DentalSPA will be a haven of peace in the middle of your busy life. Come to any of our centers and experience the pleasure of being treated at DentalSPA. We are waiting for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section we answer some of the most frequent questions that our patients have when it comes to orthodontic treatment.

Is it too late for orthodontics?

It's never too late for orthodontic treatment. At DentalSPA we can correct the position of your teeth and improve your smile at any age.

However, if you have children, at Ziving we recommend orthodontic check-ups from the age of 7.

Does the orthodontic treatment hurt?

Many people have some discomfort at the beginning of the treatment, when the first device is placed. Once in place, the teeth may become more sensitive and suffer from pressure for four or five days. The patient can overcome these sensations with a simple analgesic such as the one taken when he/she has a headache. Your orthodontist can recommend the best solution for these early symptoms. The lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated during the first and second week of treatment until they become accustomed to the appliances.

How long does a treatment last?

It depends on the treatment of each person, but usually an orthodontic treatment lasts from 12 to 24 months (time is a guide). With the new orthodontic techniques we work with at DentalSPA, we manage to reduce these times so that they are more comfortable for the patient.

Are orthodontics expensive?

The factors that influence the cost of treatment are many, which is why there is no fixed price for each person. If you contact us we will improve your smile and you will get a surprise... It is not as expensive as you think!

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