Orthodontics is a specialty that has undergone many changes in recent years, not only in the way teeth are aligned but also in materials. At the Naranjo-Acosta Clinic we use the latest technology and materials, which we make available to you.
incognitoIs the most confortable and modern lingual orthodontic treatment that exists actually at the moment. The brackets are placed in the interior face of the teeth, making it almost invisible. Read more
invisalignThis is an orthodontic technique that allow patients to improve their smile by using clear aligners that are practically invisible. Each aligner is made to the specific measurements of each patient and they must wear it for 2 weeks. The number of aligners they will use during the treatment depends on each case. It is important to follow the recommendations and to go to the regular scheduled appointments in order to achieve successful results.

Frequently asked questions

  • At what age can they be used?: All of the definitive teeth must have come in, including the molars, in order to use this.
  • When are they recommended?: They are ideal for simple treatments, as they do not achieve all the dental displacement that fixed devices do.
  • How long does the treatment last?: It depends on each case. The average is from 9 to 18 months, all depending on the difficulty of the case.
  • Do I have to wear them all day?: Yes, you must commit to wearing them at all times, except when eating, drinking or performing oral-dental hygiene.
  • Do aligners hurt?: Aligners are soft and they do not cause pain. It is normal to feel a bit of pressure in the area during the first days, but it will go away.
clinica_naranjo_acosta_foto_brackets_est_3a copiaCeramic brackets have the advantage that they are more similar to the colour of the teeth and therefore they do not stand out as much as metal brackets. At our clinic we use the new self-ligating and low-friction brackets Clarity SL, with an advanced design, that are fast and effective. DON’T LOSE YOUR SMILE.

· Clear ceramic brackets.

· Possibility of faster visits, less frequently.

· Very comfortable edges: soft and rounded.

· With the self-ligating system they do not need ligation to attach the wire to the bracket.

· Design allowing for a better hygiene.

· Quicker treatments

Frequently asked questions

  • Are they as effective as metal braces?: Currently they are, as they are low-friction brackets.
  • Is the brushing technique different than for the metal braces?:No, it is exactly the same as for the metal braces
clinica_naranjo_acosta_foto_bracket_met_1a copiaSelf-ligating metal brackets are low-friction, so treatments are shorter, dental movement is quicker, less discomfort for the patient, better hygiene (as they do not require elastic modules) and appointments further apart. At our clinic we use the new self-ligating and low-friction “Smartclip SL3” brackets.

• They are metal brackets.

• Possibility of faster visits, less frequently.

• Possibility of faster treatments.

• Very comfortable edges.

• With the self-ligating system they do not need ligation to attach the wire to the bracket.

• Design allowing for a better hygiene.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is the orthodontic treatment painful?: During the first days you will feel a slight pressure or discomfort, which will go away after a few days.
  • Do orthodontics cause cavities?: No, what causes cavities is the bacterial plaque, that is why it is very important to maintain daily oral-dental hygiene and do it correctly.
  • What care do I have to take with food?:To avoid the brackets from coming off, the wire from becoming deformed or to prevent the device from breaking, you must cut out from your diet: sticky products (chewing gum…), excessively hard foods (hard turron, dried fruit…), hard crusted bread and food with high sugar content. You must also eat carefully and avoid biting with your front teeth (cut hard and large food with a knife and chew it with the molars).
  • What do I need to correctly maintain oral-dental hygiene with brackets?: Oral-dental hygiene is your responsibility, you must perform it correctly and after each meal. We will explain to you and motivate you on oral-dental hygiene techniques at our clinic. You will need: electrical toothbrush (if not, a manual one specifically for orthodontics) + toothpaste with fluoride + dental floss + threader or Super Floss + interproximal brush + daily mouthwash with fluoride. Remember that the last thing to be cleaned is the tongue (with the brush or a specific tongue-cleaning instrument).

clinica_naranjo_acosta_foto_microtornillos_1a copiaThese are small screws that are temporarily inserted into the bone and are used as support for tooth movements. They are easily inserted right at the clinic and we use local anaesthesia.

Frequently asked questions

What are they used for in the orthodontics treatment?: Their indications are wide and varied but they provide orthodontists with the possibility of performing complex dental movements without the patient’s collaboration and without causing undesirable reciprocal movements. They are of great help for patients who have:

  • Little or no anchorage, be it due to lack of teeth or periodontal problems.
  • People who do not want to have brackets in their whole mouth and who require small dental movement (straighten a molar…)
  • Low degree of collaboration during the orthodontic treatment.
  • In the event of unerupted teeth (inside the bone and which do not break through).

Are there any contraindications? They are few and relative. These are some:

  • Patients with debilitating medical pathologies (neoplasia, diabetes…)
  • Psychological alterations.
  • Scarce retention due to lack of bone.
  • Bad hygiene leads to a higher risk of inflammation and infection.
  • Uncontrolled periodontal disease.

How long will I have to have it in my mouth? It usually varies from 3 to 12 months.

clinica_naranjo_acosta_foto_retencion_1b copiaThe stability of orthodontic treatment results is as important as the corrective treatment. That is why your contribution and responsibility is essential in this phase.

To use one or the other, depends on several factors such as age, condition of the gums, teeth initial position …

Types of appliances:

a) In the upper arch different invisible retainers can be used, Hawley plates or fixed lingual retainers.
b) In the lower arch, the most used is the fixed lingual retainer. Is a wire that is cemented to the anterior teeth.

Frequently asked questions

  • Can teeth be moved after orthodontic? Yes, like any other non-treated tooth, that is why is necessary to use retainers for as long as your orthodontist indicate to you.
  • What kind of retention is better? It depends on each case. In our office we will study which is the best for your problem.
  • What happend if a fixed retainer is off? You will have to immediately call the doctor to give you an emergency appointment. Otherwise the teeth will be moved.

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