Dr. Darvishpour

Orthodontist  and Maxillofacial Surgeon Ranked #1 in Iran’s Specialist Board Exam Free Online Orthodontics Consulting
DR Darvishpour

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces is a orthodontics treatment method where the orthodontic appliance (bracket, wire and...
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Removable Braces

As the name suggests, you can remove the orthodontic appliance while eating and put it...
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FIXED BRACES

Small ceramic or metal brackets are used in fixed braces orthodontics. Each bracket is glued...
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Damon Braces

Damon braces, which are used in Damon System treatment, are self-ligating tools that are mounted...
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Functional Braces

Functional braces are used in functional orthodontics. Functional appliances are types of braces that correct...
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Invisalign

Invisalign is the clear alternative to traditional braces. What is Invisalign? Invisalign straightens your teeth...
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About Dr. Darvishpour

A Specialist Makes A Difference. Dr. Darvishpour is First Ranked Board Certified Specialist in Orthodontics.

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Question:

Hi. I want to know how much does each orthodontic bracket cost? And can you also please talk about the side effects of bleaching?



Dr Answer:

Hi. Bleaching would not have any side effects if done under the supervision of a repair and cosmetic specialist, and the price per bracket varies depending on the type of the bracket.

Question:

Hi. I had fixed orthodontics for 2 years and 8 months. My doctor told me to take photos of my teeth, and after seeing the photos, he said that the roots of my teeth have become weak, so the braces should be removed. I removed the braces, and now my gums are swollen and my back lower teeth have become misaligned, in a way that my last upper and lower teeth do not fit together. What should I do now, for both my teeth and the roots?



Dr Answer:

Greetings.
Please trust your own orthodontist, and regarding your misaligned teeth, I recommend that you visit him or her for a checkup, because he or she is the one who knows all about your treatment. It should be noted that you should visit your orthodontist every 3 or 4 months after the completion of your treatment to assess your teeth and your treatment process.

Question:

Hi. Does being 46 years old cause any limits to have orthodontics? Or in other words, is it possible to have orthodontics at my age?



Dr Answer:

Greetings.
Yes, it is possible. There is no age limit for an orthodontic treatment with today’s new and advanced techniques. Please visit the clinic for a free of charge consultation, so I can have a look at your teeth in person and be more helpful. The orthodontic treatment is very easy to do if your gums and teeth are healthy.

Question:

Hi. I’m 22 years old, and I want to have orthodontics, but I’m afraid the shape of my lips may change. Do the lips change a lot? What about the chin and nose?



Dr Answer:

Greetings.
The orthodontic treatment may affect the lips at times, for example, if a tooth is extracted, the lips would move backwards and the chin and nose may seem more prominent. But this is manageable if the treatment is done by a skilled and experienced orthodontist.

Question:

Hi. I had surgery on my wisdom tooth yesterday, and I want to know how I should brush my teeth in order to not harm the stitches. I appreciate your help. Thanks.



Dr Answer:

Hi. Brushing the teeth would not cause any problems. There is no need to worry.

General dentists have not completed a three-year academic specialty program in orthodontics in a credible university and as a result they have not acquired the sufficient skill and knowledge to practice orthodontics. Therefore, orthodontic treatment done by non-specialists can have irreparable consequences for patients.

If oral hygiene is maintained regularly during the orthodontic treatment according to the orthodontist’s advice and given instructions, there won’t be any tooth decay. As patients may know, since the backside of the braces and rubber bands are suitable places for microbial growth, maintaining oral hygiene during orthodontics is of significant importance, so it is essential to clean the teeth with toothbrush and dental floss, as you were taught, after each meal.

Though, it is possible the teeth seem duller during fixed orthodontics. That’s because the orthodontic braces and wires on the teeth prevent the toothbrush being brushed on their surface. However, this will be resolved by polishing when treatment is completed.

Orthodontics can also be done in adulthood and at an older age. At an older age, orthodontics is mostly done to correct misaligned teeth and dental irregularities and to have a more beautiful smile. In fact, orthodontics is possible as long as gums are healthy and there are teeth. To be assured of the health of the gums, brush a soft toothbrush on them. If there was bleeding, the gums should be treated first and then proceed with orthodontics.

Very little. The first few days of orthodontics and in appointments where new adjustments are made, the patients may experience some pain, but the pain disappears on its own. The pain from orthodontics is very insignificant compared to the pain from tooth extraction, root canal, etc. In case of any pain, the patient can also use mild painkillers the first few days.

Greetings.
No. Functional orthodontics is effective at an earlier age. This type of treatment is usually done at the age of 11 to 14 in boys, and 10 to 13 in girls.

If oral hygiene is maintained regularly during the orthodontic treatment according to the orthodontist’s advice and given instructions, there won’t be any tooth decay. As patients may know, since the backside of the braces and rubber bands are suitable places for microbial growth, maintaining oral hygiene during orthodontics is of significant importance, so it is essential to clean the teeth with toothbrush and dental floss, as you were taught, after each meal.

Though, it is possible the teeth seem duller during fixed orthodontics. That’s because the orthodontic braces and wires on the teeth prevent the toothbrush being brushed on their surface. However, this will be resolved by polishing when treatment is completed.

Very little. The first few days of orthodontics and in appointments where new adjustments are made, the patients may experience some pain, but the pain disappears on its own. The pain from orthodontics is very insignificant compared to the pain from tooth extraction, root canal, etc. In case of any pain, the patient can also use mild painkillers the first few days.

General dentists have not completed a three-year academic specialty program in orthodontics in a credible university and as a result they have not acquired the sufficient skill and knowledge to practice orthodontics. Therefore, orthodontic treatment done by non-specialists can have irreparable consequences for patients.

The type of abnormality, patient’s age, the kind of problem, etc. are all the issues involved in choosing an orthodontic approach. Therefore, no specific method can be used just because of the patient’s wish and insistence. Removable braces are usually used at earlier ages (12 to 14) and are mostly used to fix the jaw. Therefore, because the jaw won’t grow anymore after this age,, removable braces won’t have any significant effect. At an older age, fixed braces are used and surgery should be considered to fix the jaws.

One of the advertisements lately seen in social media and other places is straightening the teeth without orthodontics, referred to as one-day orthodontics, orthodontics with laser, fast orthodontics, etc. In these methods, in fact, there is no movement of the teeth and just the extruded and crooked parts are pared down along with the enamel. The recessed parts are filled with laminate and composite. As patients may already know, although these methods are cheaper and faster than orthodontics, they won’t have the durability and permanent effectiveness of orthodontics. In these methods, the teeth will decay in the pared areas and after a while the composites will change color and need further repair. Therefore, it is advised to be patient and with the increased awareness and understanding of the importance of healthy teeth, don’t make a mistake in choosing the wrong options with irreparable consequences

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