Our Orthodontists are dentists that have undergone special training after they have graduated in dentistry. The specialty primarily deals with the diagnosis, preparation and correction of malposition teeth and jaws.
Orthodontics isn’t just about the aesthetics of a healthy smile, there is a strong connection between irregular dentition, caries and periodontal disease. Irregular placed teeth can be more difficult to clean, fillings are difficult to place and as is maintaining clean gaps between teeth to help prevent gum disease. Also irregular placed teeth can cause stress on the jawbone, which can lead to chewing pain and excessive tooth wear.
Patients have several choices for Orthodontic treatment.
Visible Fixed External Braces
These are the traditional metal braces which are still widely used. With advances in orthodontic technologies and materials the braces have become much smaller and far more comfortable to wear.
Invisible Fixed External Braces
These are braces made from a transparent substance, monocrystalline sapphire. Because this material is so transparent the braces are very difficult to spot no matter the colour or shade of you teeth.
Invisible Fixed Internal Braces (Placed behind the teeth)
These are braces placed on the inside of your teeth where you can go about your daily life, laugh and smile as you like and no one would know you have braces installed. Because the design of the braces are smooth and round there is no irritation to your tongue.
Invisible Removable Aligners
These are transparent aligners which are the most innovative orthodontic solution today. Using trays built to a patient’s unique shape the aligners help straighten out teeth to give you a new bright smile.
While braces can feel strange at first, they will not hurt. Teeth may feel unusual for the first few days and your cheeks, tongue and lips may experience a slight irritation. This is only until the skin becomes used to the braces. Good oral hygiene is very important while wearing braces. Your dentist will be able to give you detailed information about how to care for your teeth and braces during your treatment. Check ups will occur every 3 to 8 weeks and if the braces need to be tightened you may feel the same sensation as when you first received them for a couple of hours.
At the Nicosia Dental Polyclinic we also specialize in orthodontic treatment with the Invisalign System. Invisalign is a comfortable and convenient treatment using removable aligner trays. This means you can continue living your daily life such as brushing and flossing to eating whatever you like. While with braces tooth brushing and flossing can take up to 30 minutes to complete properly.
Steps to a New Smile
Our orthodontics specialist will inspect and discuss which procedure is the right treatment for you.
Next your specialist will use the state-of-the-art materials and technology and create an accurate reproduction of your teeth.
Then your doctor will design a precise treatment plan including how long your treatment should be.
Your custom-made braces/aligners will be made out of the latest material. Most of our braces are virtually invisible so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
As you progress through your treatment, you will see your new smile develop. Your dentist might recommend you wear a new set of aligners every week and schedule check-ups every 6 weeks until your treatment is complete.
Sit back and treat everyone to your bright new natural smile.