Orthodontics, what does it do for me as a patient?
Orthodontics is a specific field of dental care for patients that have misaligned teeth and/or jaws. Dr Badov is a Specialist Orthodontist with immense training in the field of Orthodontic Treatment.
During your treatment specific devices will be used so that your misaligned teeth will be moved gradually into the correct position. One of these devices is a brace which is known as train tracks, metal mouth etc…. traditional braces.
A patient’s exact length of treatment will vary from patient to patient wholly dependent on that patients’ needs. Some patients will be required to wear headgear during the night as part of the treatment. Prior to starting the treatment a patient may be required to have some teeth extracted to facilitate the space required to align the teeth correctly.
Most treatments will take between 18 and 24 months, this will be discussed fully prior to the commencement of treatment.
With the use of appliances Orthodontic Treatment will usually rectify patients problems but in some severe cases a patient will be referred to the Dublin Dental Hospital when more extreme measures are required.