Treatments

Several appliances, fixed or removable, can currently be used for orthodontic treatment

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Fixed orthodontic appliance (brackets/braces) in stainless steel

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Fixed orthodontic appliance (brackets/braces) in ceramics

Aligners (clear, plastic-like trays)

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Lingual fixed orthodontic appliance in gold ‘Incognito’

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The Orthodontist informs the patient and/or the parents about the characteristics of the different orthodontic appliances and selects the appliance type that is indicated for each specific treatment.

Orthodontic treatment with extraction of permanent teeth

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In some cases of severe dental crowding and/or severe malocclusion orthodontic therapy may require the extraction of permanent teeth. In most extractive treatment the orthodontist chooses to extract four premolars. In some specific cases the extraction of a lower incisor is sufficient for orthodontic correction. The extraction of permanent teeth in the dental arches provides useful spaces to dental crowding resolution and/or the correction of malocclusion.

Retainers

logo_3Retainers, removable or fixed (bonded), maintain the teeth in their new positions, after completion of the ‘active’ orthodontic treatment.

Removable

Fixed (splinters)

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