Orthodontic treatment

Orthodontic
treatment
Dr. Tetri Clinic provides orthodontic treatment with braces or aligners, diagnosis according to the standards of gneuromuscular dentistry, and correction of various bite pathologies in adults and children

Indications for orthodontic treatment

  • 1
    Abnormal bite (distal, mesial, deep, open)
  • 2
    Teeth malalignment
  • 3
    Teeth crowding
  • 4
    Large interdental gaps
  • 5
    Respiratory dysfunction.

Orthodontic treatment – price

Braces
Orthodontic treatment with metal braces
starting at $6,000
Orthodontic treatment with ceramic braces
starting at $6,000
Orthodontic treatment with sapphire braces
starting at $6,000
Aligners
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners
starting at $6,000
MSE
Maxillary Skeletal Expander
starting at $6,000

Braces

Non-removable orthodontic structures consist of a metal arch – which creates pressure on the teeth, moving them into position, – and plates, which transmit pressure.

Pros:

  • A nearly perfect treatment protocol
    Braces are a time-tested tool for correcting improper bites.
  • Successfully deal with any bite anomalies
    Even complex problems with pathological occlusion of the teeth, which are beyond the capabilities of aligners, can be solved with braces.

Cons:

  • Visible on teeth
    Some experience psychological discomfort.
  • Less comfortable
    Can rub the mucosa and affect diction in the period of adaptation; there are restrictions in the diet.

What kind of braces are there?

Modern Air Flow apparatus in Tetri's Smile
Depending on:

  • Plate material: metal, ceramic, sapphire.

  • Placement method: ligature (braces are fixed on the arch with elastic bands), self-ligating (the arch is installed in special locks).

  • Fixation area: lingual (on the exterior of the teeth), vestibular (on the interior).
Modern Air Flow apparatus in Tetri's Smile

Aligners

Modern Air Flow apparatus in Tetri's Smile
Removable transparent mouth guards that fit tightly over the surface of the teeth. A set of mouth guards is made for a course of orthodontic treatment. Every 14 days, the patient puts a new guard to move the teeth consistently.
Modern Air Flow apparatus in Tetri's Smile

Pros:

  • Transparency
    Teeth move into the correct position, and others do not see it (which cannot be said about braces).
  • You can take them off
    Being able to remove the aligners before a meal or an important meeting facilitates the long process of orthodontic treatment.
  • Point effect
    Aligners can correct the position of individual teeth or the entire row.
  • Predictability of the result
    It is possible to visualize the result in a computer program before treatment begins.

Cons:

  • Do not correct severe occlusion abnormalities
    Aligners are so-called easy orthodontics; they only help in simple clinical cases.
  • Longer treatment period
    In some cases, braces work faster.
  • Require self-discipline
    They must be removed regularly before eating and brushing your teeth. If you forget to wear them, the treatment plan is disrupted/prolonged.
Near me?

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Diagnosis

It is important to find out how the lower jaw moves as well as the condition of the facial muscles and the temporomandibular joint when examining a patient with a malocclusion. This is the only way for the patient to get not just straight teeth but the correct functioning of the masticatory muscles and perfect occlusion after treatment.
Morita 3D Scanner
CMS
EMG
We perform computer tomography for a detailed study of the structure of the patient's dentoalveolar system and the location of the roots.
We scan the movement of the mandible in three planes. We calculate the central occlusion to a fraction of a millimeter – the place of physiologically correct jaw clamping with uniform tension of facial muscles.
We monitor the activity of the masticatory and temporal muscles in the online mode and identify the presence/absence of deviations of their position from the central occlusion.

Stages of orthodontic treatment

1
Diagnosis
We perform comprehensive apparatus diagnosis according to the standards of gneuromuscular dentistry.
2
Treatment method
After evaluating the clinical picture, we select the method of orthodontic treatment – braces or aligners.
3
Oral sanitation
The teeth are cleaned of plaque and calculus. We treat decayed teeth. We stop foci of inflammation of the oral mucosa.
4
Taking impressions
We take digital impressions with an intraoral scanner and send them to the lab to make a brace system or a set of aligners.
5
Placing an orthodontic structure
The doctor fixes the braces or aligners. Explains the rules of oral hygiene care. Appoints dates for check-ups.
Retainers – thin metal wires that prevent the teeth from returning to their former position – must be placed for at least 3 years at the end of orthodontic treatment.

Perfect bite at Tetri's Smile


It is impossible to restore the correct bite, the correct closure of the upper and lower jaws, and the even distribution of the chewing load without knowledge of gneuromuscular dentistry.


Tetri's Smile is one of several clinics in Florida that practice gneuromuscular dentistry. Dr. Tetri is a student of Dr. Clayton A. Chan, founder of Occlusion Connections – a Center for Gneuromuscular and Orthopedic Advancement.

FAQ

Does it hurt after braces are placed?
In the first few days, the patient may experience discomfort and moderate pain due to the pressure of the braces on the teeth. Adaptation takes 5–7 days and the teeth gradually begin to move in the right direction.
Can I have braces if I have a crown or implant?
Yes, if a crown or bridge are supported by your natural teeth. The orthopedic structure is removed, orthodontic treatment is performed, and then a new crown or bridge is placed.

No, if you have an implant. It cannot be moved; it fuses tightly with the bone. It will interfere with the adjacent teeth.