Dr. Darvishpour

Orthodontist  and Maxillofacial Surgeon Ranked #1 in Iran’s Specialist Board Exam Free 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:

One of my teeth needs root canal, and I also need orthodontics. I want to know should it be repaired prior to the orthodontic treatment, or can it be repaired while having braces?



Dr Answer:

Hi.
It’s better to visit a periodontist and have your teeth repaired before the orthodontic treatment.

Question:

Hi. I hate dental floss. Can I use something else instead? In your opinion, isn’t interdental toothbrush more effective?



Dr Answer:

Greetings. It is better to use both dental floss and interdental toothbrush to have a better or more precise hygiene.

Question:

Hi. I started orthodontics two days ago. First of all, is there a way for the brackets to not wound my gum, for example, a gel or something that can eliminate the sharp edges? My other problem is that when I want to floss my teeth, the floss hardly can pass through the teeth or it is stuck. I’m not sure if it’s that I don’t know how to floss or my teeth are too tight? And in the end, is it because it’s the beginning of my orthodontic treatment that my mouth is accentuated, or will I suffer from this the whole two years? Thanks.



Dr Answer:

Hi.
You can use orthodontic wax to eliminate the sharp edges of the brackets. Please follow all your orthodontist’s instructions when flossing your teeth. The lip accentuation will subside.

Question:

I want to have orthodontics, but just for the upper jaw. Is it possible? Will there be any problems later?



Dr Answer:

It is possible for some teeth irregularities, but sometimes orthodontics should be done for both jaws. I suggest to visit our clinic for a thorough assessment.

Question:

Hi. My lower jaw is protruded; especially it’s very obvious in profile. I want to know can this problem be fixed with orthodontics?



Dr Answer:

Hi.
If your jaw problems are severe, you should have both orthodontics and jaw surgery to have an ideal smile. Orthodontics solves only your teeth problems, and depending on your orthodontist’s skill it can also somehow affect your jaw. I suggest to refer to an orthodontist or to come to our clinic for an in-person consult.

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.

The length of treatment with orthodontics depends on the intensity of the dental and jaw abnormalities, patient’s age, the type of orthodontics, patient’s cooperation and the need to extract teeth. However, in average, 15 to 24 months is required for fixed braces. The length of treatment with removable braces is usually shorter than fixed braces.

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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