Few people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, but orthodontic treatment can make a huge difference to you or your child. Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome, and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Albius offers all modern brace systems that are currently available on the market.
✓ Self-ligating Braces
✓ Traditional Vestibular and Lingual Braces
✓ Metal and Ceramic
Traditional braces have progressed since the early days and are now lighter in weight and structure than they used to be. They are made from high-grade stainless steel and have metal brackets that are attached to each tooth using a type of cement. The brackets are linked to each other with a thin archwire, which puts pressure on the teeth to cause them to move slowly into the correct position.
The archwires are connected to the brackets using tiny elastics known as ligatures or o-rings, which your orthodontist will change each time he tightens the braces. Some types of braces have brackets that don't need o-rings, and these are called self-ligating braces.
This type of braces is currently enjoying a wave of popularity with orthodontists because it provides gentler treatment and requires fewer dental visits. Damon braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism instead of elastics to connect the archwires.
These braces produce faster results because the teeth can move on their own without needing to be adjusted. This causes less friction and pressure on the teeth, so movement is less painful. The braces are also easier to keep clean. Having to make fewer trips to your dental professional means that the process costs less time and money, too.
✓ Damon passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal "ties". With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
✓ Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
✓ A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics—usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.
Virtually invisible, Damon Clear has clear advantages over traditional braces and aligners. Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results.
Available from skilled orthodontists, Damon Clear combines the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.
With Damon Clear, people may not even realize you're wearing braces. Other clear or so-called invisible braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment. But tieless Damon Clear braces are more discrete and resistant to staining and discoloration all throughout treatment.
In-Ovation® C is a translucent ceramic bracket that offers fast and comfortable treatment with the added benefit of high aesthetics.
It is a clear ceramic bracket with self-ligation technology. Interactive™ technology allows orthodontists to choose the exact level of control required for each phase of treatment. More control means greater effectiveness and efficiency. In-Ovation C’s exceptionally high translucency and rhodium-coated clip provide superb aesthetics.
Lingual braces are the type of braces that are hidden discreetly on the back of the teeth, not on the front of the teeth like conventional fixed braces.
Incognito™ braces are customized with intelligent wires and brackets designed to deliver targeted results.
✓ Discreet treatment option because they are placed on the back of the teeth they are virtually invisible from the outside when you smile
✓ Incognito braces are individually designed and produced just for you
✓ The majority of patients experience minimal discomfort and speech interference. Most patients find after just a short adjustment period, they are able to eat and speak normally
✓ Great results in a short time
WIN® is custom made lingual appliance, that can adapt to individual requirements. It is suitable for use in all age groups.
✓ The appliance to be extremely flat
✓ The bracket is fully customized and the bracket shape is adapted to the individual teeth
✓ The appliance wires are bent by computer-assisted robot technology giving predictable results
✓ This system can be used for complex cases in most instances
Orthodontic Treatment in Children
Early orthodontic treatment is begun while the child’s jawbones are still soft. They do not harden until the children reach their late teens. Because the bones are still pliable, corrective procedures such as braces work faster than they do for adults.
There are several ways that you can determine whether your child needs early treatment. If you observe any of these characteristics or behaviors, you should talk to an orthodontist.
✓ Early loss of baby teeth (before age five)
✓ Late loss of baby teeth (after age five or six)
✓ The child’s teeth do not meet properly or at all
✓ The child is a mouth breather
✓ Front teeth are crowded (you won’t see this until the child is about seven or eight)
✓ Protruding teeth, typically in the front
✓ Biting or chewing difficulties
✓ A speech impediment
✓ The child’s jaw shifts when he or she opens or closes the mouth
✓ The child is older than five years and still sucks a thumb
In short, early treatment at our center often allows your child to avoid lengthy procedures, extraction, and surgery in adulthood. Early treatment is an effective preventive measure that lays the foundation for a healthy, stable mouth in adulthood.
LM-Activator™ is an anatomically designed activator and aligner for orthodontic treatment. It aligns teeth and activates mandibular growth (i.e. brings the mandible forward for Class II correction) and can simultaneously increase the dental arch length to correct or avoid crowding. LM-Activator supports the healthy growth of teeth and jaws in a gentle way. LM-Activator is removable and mainly used during the night. It is made of flexible and comfortable clear medical grade silicone and is fully biocompatible and additive-free.
Palatal Expanders are used to slowly and carefully broaden the upper jaw by exerting lateral pressure on the two halves of the maxilla (upper jaw) in patients with a constricted maxilla (narrow upper jaw). If done properly, bone grows in the middle and a once-constricted maxilla can attain proper width to improve the bite. Expanding the maxilla may also help to create space for the eruption of permanent teeth.
Twin Blocks – Rapid Functional Correction
The Twin Block appliance is a removable appliance, and its high comfort level allows you to wear it 24 hours a day. This appliance actually is made up of two separate appliances that work together as one. The upper plate includes an optional expansion screw to widen your upper arch, if needed, as well as pads to cover your molars. The lower plate includes pads to cover your lower bicuspids. These two appliances interlock at an angle, and they move your lower jaw forward and lock it into the ideal position when you bite together. This new position, while temporary, will eventually become the permanent corrected position.
Preventive Orthodontics - Space Maintainer
Primary teeth assist in guiding permanent teeth into position. When lost early due to accidents or dental disease, a space maintainer may be required. If space is not maintained, other neighboring teeth may shift and drift into their place, preventing the permanent tooth from erupting or causing crowding and/or misalignment when it does.
A space maintainer is an orthodontic appliance that keeps the space open so that the permanent tooth can erupt into its natural position. It is a simple device that can save your child many months of future orthodontic treatment.
The Facemask Appliance is a one-piece unit comprised of a stainless steel framework (central core) with an adjustable forehead and chin pads as well as a "cross piece" that attaches directly to an intra-oral (in the mouth) appliance to bring the upper jaw forward and downward. The Face Mask is to be worn 12-14 hours minimum per day, preferably at home and while sleeping.