The concept of aesthetic dentistry, which both dentists and many patients know, has appeared in modern dentistry a long time ago. Aesthetic dentistry should have become an integrated approach to the beauty and health of the oral cavity, but this term has been greatly simplified and now most often in dental clinics, this concept means only solving the patient’s basic visual problems with the appearance of teeth - colors and shapes due to bleaching or orthopedic (veneers, crowns), paying little attention to issues of orthodontics and creating a healthy and spectacular smile for many years.
The concept of aesthetic orthodontics appeared recently. By itself, the term sometimes surprises not only patients, but also conservative doctors - for many, orthodontics is associated only with the “metal” on the teeth and the correction of the bite.
About 10 years ago, when orthodontics experienced a new stage of technological development, the first fundamentals of the concept of "aesthetic orthodontics" were exactly new technologies. The used orthodontic systems have become much more aesthetic - now lingual, hidden behind the teeth, or imperceptible sapphire and ceramic brackets have appeared.
Dr. Damon (the creator of the Damon bracket system) used to say to his patients: “Is it matter to you how will you look after orthodontic treatment or what brackets will you have on your teeth? I have the technology using which you will have a perfect smile after the completion of orthodontic treatment. ” And showed metal braces.
From this point of view, earlier orthodontics and its technologies were not very aesthetic, in contrast to the result. Today, Damon Clear braces do not contain metal parts and are very close in color to the enamel of the teeth, so they look really nice. When requesting absolute aesthetics, hidden internal brackets are used, with which we actively work in Konfidencia. And this is a real alternative for the patient, if he does not want metal brackets. Today, orthodontic treatment can be not only effective, but also comfortable and beautiful.
Many patients know that it is a bit more difficult to brush your teeth with brackets, but imagine if the oral hygiene at the beginning of treatment was already in a neglected condition. Unfortunately, there are still orthodontists who can afford to put brackets on "dirty" teeth without checking the sanitation and professional hygiene of the oral cavity. If during a period of orthodontic treatment such a patient has never been to a therapist, then most likely he will find, after removing brackets, an unpleasant situation with multiple caries, inflamed gums and copious plaque.
Aesthetic orthodontics means that before installing brackets, the teeth are healthy and clean, their condition is diagnosed and prepared for brackets. In the process of orthodontic treatment, the hygienist necessarily maintains cleanliness of the teeth, and the dentist-therapist regularly inspects the oral cavity. As a result, the orthodontic treatment is completed and after removing the brackets the patient has healthy, even teeth.
Previously, in classical orthodontics, there was a single standard for teeth bite for all patients, other parameters were not evaluated, and the individual approach was very atypical.
In aesthetic orthodontics, it is important not only how teeth are clenched, but also how they protrude from under the lips, what a smile looks like, how wide it is. Great attention is paid to soft tissues and the profile of the patient's face.
If earlier teeth were often removed and after that patients could get problems with the upper lip, which simply decreased, then due to the appearance of aesthetic orthodontics, doctors think about how to treat so that not only the teeth are even, but the patient also smiles beautifully and he would have the right soft tissues, there would be no problems with his lips, with sagging or sunken cheeks, deformation of the contour of the face.
An experienced orthodontist in the concept of aesthetic orthodontics always predicts how any orthodontic intervention will affect the patient's appearance and find the best option to control the change in the aesthetics of the dentition and the facial contour.
КHigh-quality orthodontic treatment can not only correct the dentition, but also transform facial features without plastic surgery - make the jaw wider or narrower, harmonize the shape of the lips, tighten the nasolabial folds.
If we are talking about aesthetic orthodontics, then expert-level doctors always have the exact metric of successful orthodontic treatment, namely:
Thus, the task of the orthodontist is to make the dentition even, but he cannot get a smile as a result just according to all the canons of aesthetics. Therefore, aesthetic orthodontics is always a great teamwork of an orthodontist, therapist, orthopedic surgeon, and sometimes also implant surgeons. The final point for the patient to create a flawless smile can be bleaching or veneers and crowns, for which orthodontics are often a must-have preparatory stage. Frequently, periodontal treatment is also included, if it is necessary to improve the health of the gums. So aesthetic orthodontics after the completion of the main treatment smoothly flows into the broader concept of aesthetic dentistry.
Advanced orthodontics has finally moved to the next level, where doctors are obliged to offer the patient aesthetic results using aesthetic technologies.
It is difficult to imagine orthodontics otherwise in the age of digital technology, social networks, the age of photography and video, where orthodontics is a trend, and visual beauty is the mainstream and one of the means of communication.
Problem: smile aesthetics and defect in bite function.
Diagnosis: the treatment of upper and lower jaw teeth misalignment and class III malocclusion, caused by increased mandible growth, and prosthetic preparation.
Therapy method chosen: orthodontic treatment using stainless steel self-ligating brackets Damon Q without teeth extraction..
Treatment time: 3 years.
Problem: Smile Aesthetics
Diagnosis: treatment of severe crowding of the dentition.
Selected treatment method: orthodontic treatment with brackets without tooth extraction using the Damon Q metal self-ligating bracket system.
Treatment term: 2,5 years.