Appliances

Appliances

Fixed (sticked) appliances

  • The final result of the orthodontic treatment doesn’t depend on the type of the chosen bracket, but the duration of the treatment changes. Classical brackets are made of metal. If you prefer a less visible orthodontic appliance, you can also choose aesthetic brackets made of ceramics. As in the case of aesthetic filling materials the brackets that are the same colour as tooth enamel are less visible. The most beautiful solution but also the most expensive are brackets made of artificial sapphire crystals because these are as transparent as glass.
  • Due to a technical innovation the self-ligating orthodontic appliances move the teeth with less force than traditional orthodontic appliances, so these cause less pain for the patient, he/she will not experience so much tension. Traditional brackets use „elastic rubber rings” (technically said ligatures) in order to fix the brace to the brackets. This is called ligation. With time these rubber bands become stiff, tired, they lose their colour and make cleaning difficult and slow down the moving of the teeth. In the case of self-ligating appliances there is no need for elastic rings, the braces are fixed to the brackets by some locks, this method is very interactive. This appliance is elegant, easy to clean, more hygienic and it reduces the duration of the treatment.
  • We use fixed orthodontic appliances to treat dental disorders like: crowding, diastemas and interspaces and we also use them in order to move teeth, position them and to create space.

Removable (mobile) appliances

    • These orthodontic appliances are mainly used in the childhood when in the mouth of the child there are both primary and permanent teeth. After the treatment with a removable orthodontic appliance it frequently happens that children need a fixed appliance as well because removable appliances are not able to perform fine movements. And this is very important in order to obtain perfect results.
    • The most important types of removable orthodontic appliances are the so-called functional appliances that can be very well used for influencing the development of the jaws in childhood and in adolescence.
    • Removable appliances have many advantages. Both the teeth and the appliance can be easily cleaned. As far as aesthetics is regarded this appliance is not disturbing, even children tolerate it well. Its activation and control do not last long.
    • We use removable appliances as well in order to ease the symptoms of bruxism and mandibular joint problems etc.

Removable monomaxillary orthodontic appliance

    • Using this appliance we can treat slight overlaps and upper cross-bites.

Bimaxillary pre-orthodontic soft appliance (Trainer)

  • Using this appliance we can treat slight open bites caused by finger sucking or cups.

 

Bimaxillary functional appliance – HANSA

  • Using this appliance we can accelerate the development of the lower jaws and we can treat overlaps and narrow upper or lower dental arches.

Bimaxillary functional appliance – FRANKEL, KLAMMT, ACTIVATOR

  • Using this appliance we can accelerate the development of the lower jaws and we can treat overlaps and narrow upper or lower dental arches.

Other types of orthodontic appliances

Lingual arch

  • It is a lower fixed appliance and it is used for the maintenance and creation of space between the teeth.

Goshgarian palatal arch

  • It is an upper fixed appliance and it is used for the dilatation, rotation and anchorage of the upper molars.

TPA – Transpalatal arch

  • It is an upper fixed appliance and it is used for the anchorage of the upper molars.

HYRAX – palatal expander, fixed appliance

  • We use this appliance for the fast dilatation of the upper maxillary bone and of the upper dental arch in the case of lateral cross-bites and upper maxillary compression.

HAMILTON – palatal expander, fixed appliance

  • We use this appliance for the fast dilatation of the upper maxillary bone and of the upper dental arch in the case of lateral cross-bites and upper maxillary compression at children, in the period of mixed dentures.

DISTAL-JET – distalizer, fixed appliance

  • It is an upper fixed appliance, we use it for the distalization of the upper molars.

MICHIGAN splint

  • It is a splint used for raising the bite and for stopping bruxism.

Retention appliances

  • Retention appliances are used for the maintenance of the results of the orthodontic treatment.
  • After the removal of the fixed orthodontic appliance there is a risk that the teeth will backslide. The reason for this is that the teeth are already in the right position but they are not stable enough. The period of stabilization is twice longer than the period of wearing the orthodontic appliance.
  • Retention is an extremely important step of the orthodontic treatment. Many of those who have been treated with a fixed orthodontic appliance have to do a new treatment because after the removal of the fixed appliance they did not wear regularly the retention appliance.

Fixed retainer 300 RON

  • It is a special, flat arch made of a soft material and stuck to the 6 lower teeth (from canine to canine).

Removable monomaxillary retention appliance 400 RON

  • It is an upper removable appliance, it is very comfortable and it doesn’t cover the whole palatine.

Auxiliary orthodontic appliances

Orthodontic mini-implant + implantation 450 RON

  • It is used for moving the teeth, it is an auxiliary appliance of the Multiband fixed orthodontic appliance.

Orthodontic gold chain for the correction of impacted teeth 250 RON

  • It is used for the correction of the position of impacted teeth.