The area of dentistry that aims to repair incorrect positioning or poor dental occlusion, in search of the perfect smile and the renewed ability to chew. Through the use of fixed and movable braces, the dentist aims to resolve functional and aesthetic problems. Problems such as these can inhibit breathing, chewing speaking and articulation and can be improved through oral hygiene, helping us to smile more healthily, naturally and happily.

Often when we get headaches or feel jaw pain, we don’t even imagine that this can have a direct link with our dental formation.

Types of Braces

Fixed Brace

Recommended for aesthetic and/or functional purposes for those in search of well-aligned, harmonious teeth. Monthly maintenance is necessary, at a dental clinic, so the orthodontist can regularly tighten the brace, obligating the teeth to continually move in the desired direction. Conventional fixed braces can have metallic brackets, for therapeutic purposes, or transparent brackets, for aesthetic purposes.

Self-ligating Brace

This type of brace possesses the most advanced technology which currently exists on the market, whose brackets are the most modern with arches suitable for each stage of treatment. They produce excellent results in a smaller amount of time with more space in between check-ups, which take place, on average, every 3 months. The system eliminates the use of rubber bands and accessories, promoting greater strength in order to move the tooth. This is due to a proper fit which fixes the arch in place keeping the cable active for a longer period of time. The absence of rubber bands favours better oral hygiene, thus avoiding the conditions in which decay can appear. Furthermore, they are also available in metallic or transparent form.

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