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Gintare Urboniene - orthodontist. The Kaunas hospital K&A Health care clicinc

Dental treatment and prosthesis. The member of Lithuanian Odontology chamber and odontology association of Ireland.

One of the most rapidly evolving areas of dentistry, orthodontics involves the use of corrective appliances, including
braces and retainers, to straighten crooked teeth and/or repair an irregular bite.

Orthodontic treatment can straighten teeth and correct a misaligned bite, but in some cases, it can take several years
to achieve the end result. Before beginning treatment, it is important to investigate your options and speak with your
dentist and/or orthodontist to find out which orthodontics solution is best for you.

Early treatment
If your child has a problem that requires attention, your orthodontist may
recommend interceptive treatment. Early intervention, which takes advantage of
facial growth and tooth eruption, can lessen the severity of a problem, and it
frequently makes the completion of treatment at a later age less time consuming
and less expensive.


Interceptive treatment may be beneficial in:

  •     Avoiding fracture or loss of protruding teeth
  •     Assuring that the jaws and teeth meet properly during chewing and swallowing
  •     Eliminating adverse habits such as thumb or finger sucking, tongue thrusting and lip habits
  •     Correcting early malalignment of teeth and jaws
  •     Enhancing proper speech development
  •     Evaluating breathing problems that may adversely affect normal growth and jaw shape
  •     Correcting cross bite, tooth grinding, tooth interference and lower jaw displacement
  •     Coordinating treatment decisions with the family dentist and allowing for proper eruption of permanent teeth
  •     Improving self-image

Adult treatment
The number of adults choosing orthodontics is on the rise. In fact, today one out of every four orthodontic patients is
an adult.
Regardless of a person's age, orthodontic treatment is usually a change for the better. The mechanics involved in the
movement of teeth are essentially the same in adults as in children. Gaps between teeth, crowding, protruding front
teeth and teeth in abnormal positions are problems that may be corrected in the adult by orthodontic treatment.

              Metal braces                                           Ceramic braces

However, because an adult's facial bones are no longer growing, certain conditions cannot be resolved with braces
alone. Sometimes, surgery is required to obtain the correct result. The health of teeth, gums and supporting bone, as
well as jaw relationships, are key factors in determining the prospects of improving one's appearance through
orthodontic treatment.




Contact your doctor