What are the benefits of orthodontics?
Orthodontics is really a medical specialty that brings not only aesthetic benefits to the patient, but also benefits in terms of health in the stomatognathic system, such as the temporomandibular joint, the periodontal system, as well as aesthetic benefits in the smile, in social relation.
It is also related to aspects such as respiratory health, ventilation, there are many patients who have sleep apnea problems and orthodontics helps us to solve them. Occlusal problems, which also generate disorders in the neuromuscular balance of the entire body axis, at the level of craniofacial position, cervical, headaches, etc.. Therefore, orthodontics is a medical specialty that brings health and quality of life to our patients.
At what age is orthodontics recommended?
The age to begin to make a revision in terms of orthodontics is since patients have teeth. Many times malocclusions begin as small problems at the dental level that generate malocclusions, malfunctions or, conversely, are disorders in the masticatory function, disorders in the respiratory, lingual, labial function, that generate bad dental positions and that end up generating, therefore, after the years, malocclusions that have repercussions in the rest of the stomatognathic system.
Therefore, the ideal age to make the first visits is from early childhood and, as for the possibility of making orthodontic movements, there is no age. We can do orthodontics in terms of dental movements at any age. The ideal is to do, when necessary, orthodontics in growing children so that in adulthood they do not even need to have orthodontics as everyone understands.
What are the advantages of the invisalign orthodontic system?
The invisalign system – I like to call it a system because it is more than just a technique – has many advantages today. Not only the esthetic aspect or comfort, since the patient practically does not notice, nor does anyone notice that he or she is wearing it, but it also allows us to make an exhaustive diagnosis in terms of the possibilities provided by the 3D representation that we obtain with intraoral scanners. And it also allows us to make a previously unimaginable planning, because it allows us to make a detailed sequence-by-sequence planning of the three-dimensional movements that we have to make in each of the teeth, based on that three-dimensional image.
Therefore, today, we are using it at any age, in any patient who has a problem that needs to be solved with an effective system to correct malocclusion, no matter how minor or severe it may be. We can treat any patient with any pathology at any age.
Can the results of invisalign orthodontics be predicted?
We are often asked if the invisalign system is predictable when it comes to obtaining the desired results. It is the only system that allows us to compare what we have planned in an exact and detailed way and what we have actually obtained by re-taking impressions, photographs or intraoral scans. Therefore, when it comes to defining whether it is really predictable or not, it is the only system that allows us to study in a scientific way whether what we have intended to achieve has really been achieved at the end of the treatment. There is no other orthodontic system that allows us to do the same thing.