Orthodontics is the Dentistry area in charge of studying and treating wrong teeth alignment, correcting bad occlusions and temporomandibular joint misfits.
Orthodontic treatments are focused to correcting teeth position, but this speciality is increasingly taking part in Dental Aesthetics and Periodontics, since many gum pathologies (periodontitis) drastically improve after an Orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontics requires adequately formed and experienced professionals.
In Knotgroup we have experts in orthodontic treatments that previously carry out orthopantomographs or skull radiographies to perform a personalized study for each patient so they can establish the time needed to perform a successful treatment.
In Knotgroup clinics we use a great variety of solutions, from metal or transparent braces, to more aesthetic alternatives such as lingual or invisible braces.
Metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel that straightens your teeth using braces and metal arcs. You can additionally incorporate colour rubber bands for a colourful smile.
Transparent or ceramic braces are less visible than metal ones. That's why there are mainly used in teenagers and adult patients more concerned about their aesthetics. Even though they are less visible, they require greater attention to oral hygiene, since they are bigger and more brittle than metal ones.
Lingual braces are placed in the inner teeth surface. This way they seem invisible from the outside. They have been shown to be a widely effective technique, with a notorious aesthetic advantage against traditional methods.
This term means that the braces are going to be placed on the lingual teeth surface. In conventional techniques, braces are placed on the teeth outer surface (vestibular surface).
Invisible braces consist on almost invisible aligners, specifically custom-made and removable, that are changed every two weeks for a new set. Your teeth will be moving gradually, week after week, while you change your aligner sets, until they reach total alignment and their final position prescribed by the dentist.
Invisible braces have provided a great opportunity for those people who couldn't afford to use braces since they develop public activities, and thanks to this technique, they can have an amazing smile, taking on and off their invisible braces whenever they want, to eat, drink, brush their teeth and use dental floss naturally, without the inconvenience of fixed braces and without nobody noticing that you are wearing them.